Oil train ablaze after collision in the US

An oil train was set ablaze in the US state of North Dakota yesterday after a collision with another freight train carrying grain. Plumes of black smoke and a fireball were seen after the crash and residents within a five mile radius were advised to evacuate their homes. No injuries were reported. It is unclear […]

Canada oil train blast kills five

An oil train in Canada which derailed and exploded over the weekend has killed five people and left 40 missing, Canadian police have reported. Local residents were evacuated after a freight train reportedly lost control in the small town of Lac-Megantic near Quebec in eastern Canada. The subsequent blast destroyed a number of buildings. Towering […]