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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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Workers use booms to contain chemical spill

The latest pictures appear to show that workers have used booms to set up a perimeter in the waters of the Mantua Creek to contain any chemical spill.

Workers appear to have set up booms in the water to contain any chemical spill Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Burton
Derailed freight train cars sit semi-submerged in the waters of Mantua Creek in Paulsboro, New Jersey Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Burton

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