Evacuation has been ordered in Canada's province of Saskatchewan after a freight train derailed, catching fire and releasing a giant cloud of black smoke.
The CN Rail derailment occurred near the town of Wadena Tuesday morning, CBC News said. A small community of Clair is now being evacuated.
There have so far been no reports of any injuries or damage in the community.
Major train derailment and fire near Wadena, Sask. Major train derailment and fire near Wadena, Sask. - Saskatchewan - CBC News
The Saskatchewan officials could not immediately say what the train was carrying, but said that the hazardous materials crews moved out to scene.
According to the witnesses, at least 12 cars derailed during the incident, with the flames being at least 30 meters high, CKOM radio reports.
BREAKING: CN freight train carrying hazardous material has derailed in east Wadena, SK. Pic courtesy: Wadena News.
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