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Train accident forces evacuation in southeast WisconsinSubmitted: 07/21/2014
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SLINGER - People needed to be evacuated after two freight trains collided head-on in southeast Wisconsin.

The two trains crashed in Slinger, near Milwaukee.

The train cars were carrying sand and lumber.

At least ten train cars derailed after the collision.

Two members of the train crew are being treated for injuries, but they're expected to be okay.


The only danger was believed to be the five-thousand gallons of diesel fuel that leaked out.

People who lived within a half-mile of the crash were asked to leave their homes until the leak was controlled.

One of those trains was operated by Canadian Northern Railway; the other, by Wisconsin Southern Railroad.


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