13:31 GMT28 July 2021
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    PARIS (Sputnik) - Three cisterns carrying phosphoric acid broke in northern France after a train collided with a truck stuck on a rail crossing on Wednesday morning, the prefecture of the Ardennes department said.

    "Seven carriages derailed and three cisterns spilled phosphoric acid. A crew of 44 firefighters is at the site struggling to stop the leakage," a statement read.

    ​The truck was pulling a boat when it got wedged between the rails on a stretch between the towns of Rumigny and Liart and was hit by a cargo train.

    The train driver was the only one hurt in the accident, according to the prefecture. Traffic on the route has been suspended until further notice and trains have been rerouted.

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