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Oct072011

Feds Investigating Illinois Train Derailment

File photo. (Stockbyte/Thinkstock)(TISKILWA, Ill.) -- A team of federal investigators has been dispatched to Illinois following Friday morning’s freight train derailment that forced residents of the north-central town of Tiskilwa, about 115 miles west of Chicago, to evacuate and multiple tanker cars to explode.

“We had a derailment of an Iowa Interstate freight train,” Les Grant, a spokesman for Bureau County Emergency Services, told ABC News earlier Friday. “They were hauling approximately 20 to 25 alcohol cars. As a result of the derailment a few of those cars caught on fire.”

No injuries were reported.

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