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Chemical leak after train derails

A rail bridge has collapsed over a creek in the US state of New Jersey, causing a freight train to derail and to spill hazardous chemicals. 18 people are being treated for breathing difficulties.

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At least four carriages partly submerged in chemical spill

This photo shows at least four tanker carriages at least partly submerged in the creek in New Jersey.

A number of other carriages - not all of the kind that is used for transporting liquids or gases - appear to have been derailed when the bridge collapsed.

The section of the train that was derailed when the bridge collapsed Credit: Reuters
Talker carriages partly submerged Credit: Reuters

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