Fiery Explosion As Two Trains Collide in North Dakota VIDEO

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Fatimah Mazhar
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.

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.

From CBS:

“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.”

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