October 7th, 2011
07:50 AM ET

800 evacuated after Illinois train derailment

About 800 people were evacuated Friday morning after a train derailed in Tiskilwa, Illinois, authorities said.

The 126-car train was hauling ethanol alcohol when some of the cars derailed around 2:20 a.m., the Bureau County Sheriff's Office said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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  1. Dave

    They won't cover it that close if it's a terrorist act! Remember one of the things that the terrorist were planning on doing here in the US...Derailing trains! There has been a few over the last few months that you heard very little about.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. ANXIETY IS THE LESS OF TWO EVILS

    UNLESS PEOPLE HAVE GOOD WAYS OF COMMUNICATING WHEN DISASTERS HAPPEN THEY HEAR SOMETHING THAT TRIGGERS FEAR AND ALL PEOPLE ARE HUMAN AND CAPABLE OF SPREADING INFORMATION THAT HASN'T BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THE NATIONAL PUBLIC IN A CLEAR PRICISE WAY THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND SO AS NOT TO CREATE FALSE FEAR AND PANIC COME ON GROW UP PEOPLE

    October 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
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