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Two injured when CP Rail train collided with propane truck

Officials said none of the affected train cars carried hazardous materials and none caught fire



CALLAWAY, Minn.—Authorities evacuated a town in northwestern Minnesota after a freight train collided with a propane truck that caught fire last week.

State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says it happened about noon on March 24 in Callaway, Minn. The town of about 230 was evacuated as a precaution. The evacuation remained in effect for 24 hours.

The state Department of Public Safety says the propane is being vented and burned off. None of the affected cars carried hazardous materials and none caught fire.

Canadian Pacific says the crash derailed seven empty cars and the locomotive on the 82-car train. Railroad spokesman Andy Cummings the both of the trains’ two crew members were hurt and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Minnesota StarTribune is reporting the truck rolled through a rail crossing without stopping.

Callaway is about 50 miles east of Fargo, N.D.

This video from ABC News shows a fireball from the exploding propane tank:

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