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Derailed US train bursts into flames in Virginia

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Derailed US train bursts into flames in Virginia

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Hundreds of people had to be evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Three or four tanker wagons apparently jumped the tracks pulling others behind them.
Oil was seen spewing into the James river.

No injuries have been reported.

Witnesses said It happened very close to the city centre.