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Monday, December 28, 2015

Freight train carrying sulphuric acid derails

Derailed freight train carriages carrying sulphuric acidImage copyrightQueensland Police
Image captionHeavy rains have flooded local roads, hindering access to the location
An exclusion zone is in place after a 26-carriage freight train carrying some 200,000 litres (44,000 gallons) of sulphuric acid derailed in Australia.
The accident happened at 10:20 Sunday morning, 20km (12.4 miles) east of Julia Creek in north-west Queensland.
Three train staff are in hospital with minor injuries. The site was quickly declared an emergency and the 2km exclusion zone was imposed.
The extent of any acid leakage remains unclear, says Queensland Police.
The area has also been affected by flooding, which has hampered access to the site.

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