Train collides with tanker in Minnesota; town evacuated

CALLAWAY, Minn., Jumada II 16, 1437, March 25, 2016, SPA — Authorities have evacuated a town in northwestern Minnesota after a freight train collided with a propane truck that caught fire, according to AP.

State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says it happened around 12:25 p.m. Thursday in Callaway. The town of about 230 was evacuated as a precaution.

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. Crews from 15 fire departments were on the scene.

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

Callaway is about 50 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.

–SPA
00:19 LOCAL TIME 21:19 GMT