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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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Report: New Jersey residents evacuated after leak

Residents near the chemical leak in the US are being evacuated and schools are in lockdown, according to the South Jersey Times.

Rescue workers who were exposed to the vapors are being sent to a local hospital for treatment and decontamination if needed, the newspaper added.

Paulsboro school Superintendent Frank Scambia, told the local paper:

We locked down which means all the kids are in the gym there (at the high school). Nobody is allowed in or out.

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