A train carrying crude oil derailed just 1.6 kilometers before it would have cut through the heart of a small North Dakota town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flame and black smoke skyward. No one was hurt, but officials were evacuating as many as 300 people as a precaution.
The 1.6-kilometer long BNSF Railway Co. train left the tracks about 2:30 p.m. Monday, and up to 10 cars caught fire. They were still burning four hours later as darkness fell, and authorities said they would be allowed to burn out. (AP)