Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

  • Article by: Soumya Karlamangla , LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • Updated: November 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM

A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured.

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