Train derails in SC; evacuation ordered for 1.5-mile radius

By The Associated Press    April 10

A train has derailed in a rural area of South Carolina, and emergency officials have ordered residents and businesses within a 1.5-mile radius to evacuate.

Edgefield County Director of Emergency Management Suzy Spurgeon said an unknown number of cars of the Norfolk Southern train derailed shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday in Trenton, which is in Edgefield County.

She could not say how many cars the train had all together, and it was unknown if anyone was injured.

She said a Hazmat team was heading to the site, but she didn’t say what the train was carrying or if anything had leaked from any of the cars.

No one answered an emergency telephone number listed for Norfolk Southern.

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