Evacuations Ordered after Lafayette Train Derailment - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Evacuations Ordered after Lafayette Train Derailment

Scene of Derailment      Photo Courtesy:  KLFY-TV, Lafayette Scene of Derailment Photo Courtesy: KLFY-TV, Lafayette
Two rail cars jumped the track and overturned, leaking hydrochloric acid and forcing police to evacuate thousands of residents within a 1-mile radius of the accident.   20 residents of a nearby nursing home have been taken to hospitals with what's described as "very minor injuries."

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