A train collision in North Dakota caused a major fire and a series of explosions, sending a mushroom cloud high up into the sky. The aerial video shows the smoke drifting across the horizon.
The collision happened in the eastern part of the state, just a mile outside of the small town of Casselton. Oil can be seen from above burning in the snow. There were no reports of any injuries.
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Officials said it was just after 2 p.m. local time when a westbound train carrying soybeans derailed and an eastbound 104-car train hauling crude oil ran into it.
“The Cass County sheriff's office said it was "strongly recommending" that people in the town of Casselton and anyone living eight kilometres to the south and east evacuate. A shelter has been set up in Fargo, which is about 40 kilometres away. Casselton has about 2,400 residents.”