Three locomotives and several railcars derailed in Slinger,
Wisconsin, just after 8.30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, said
Patrick Waldron, a railway spokesman.
The extent of injuries suffered by two crew members on board the
train was unknown, he added.
Emergency response teams, along with CN crew, were on the scene
of the derailment near Highway 144, said Waldron, who had no
information on the train's cargo or the likely cause of the
But media reports said authorities had closed off an area near
the derailment and asked residents to leave the scene until they
could determine what cargo the train carried, and any possible
Video streaming from the derailment scene showed firefighters
and hazardous materials crews among the responders.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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