The train, loaded with fertilizer and flammable ammonium nitrate, had 47 cars and belonged to Union Pacific, derailed and caught fire in Sibley at about 1:30 p.m. on the 16th. (Video screenshot)
The United States a train full of dangerous fertilizers and flammable ammonium nitrate, 16 in the Iowa town of Sibley derailment fire, thick black smoke straight to the sky, but fortunately there have been no casualties, but led to the emergency evacuation of dozens of people. Authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.
The train was filled with fertilizer and flammable ammonium nitrate, a total of 47 cars, belonging to Union Pacific (Union Pacific), about 1:30 p.m. on the 16th, about 20 boxes derailed in Sibley (Sibley), where some of the boxes caught fire.
Local officials issued an evacuation order to residents within an 8-kilometer radius of the incident less than an hour after it occurred. “Approximately 80 people were evacuated,” the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said in an email.
Union Pacific said in a statement that “no injuries have been reported on the train” and that “Union Pacific is working with local first responders. The cause of the derailment is being investigated.”