Another Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Ontario

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A train carrying crude oil derailed near Gogama, Ontario, causing havoc and closed roads. Social media show a fire and smoke billowing from the site.

The incident occurred early this morning and police closed a major highway as a result around 4:30 in the morning local time.

The derailment is the fourth derailment for CN Rail in Northern Ontario this year.

Just last week, a 16-car train derailment also occurred in the area.

Recent derailments have exposed inadequate safety standards and the company has been accused of cutting corners in safety.

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More important, however, it is yet another in a series of derailment which involved a train carrying crude oil in Canada and the US. Just a day before, a freight train carrying crude oil derailed in a rural area in the US state of Illinois, some cars caught fire and a voluntary evacuation was announced within one mile of the accident as a fire erupted and authorities battled the blaze.

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