Train derails in Oklahoma, spilling toxic chemical
June 14, 2020
WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of residents of a small Oklahoma City were temporarily evacuated early Saturday after a train derailed and spilled a hazardous chemical, officials said.
The train went off the tracks at around 2 a.m. in Wynnewood, a community about 65 miles (105 kilometres) south of Oklahoma City, according to BNSF Railway spokeswoman Amy Casas. No one was hurt in the derailment, she said.
Two of the 11 derailed cars began leaking sodium hydrosulfide onto railway property, leading the local fire department to order nearby residents to evacuate, Casas said. The chemical comp...