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US-Canada boards warn oil train crash risks 'major loss of life'

Warning that a "major loss of life" could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, US and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules.

 

The unusual joint recommendations by the US National Transportation Safety Board and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada include better route planning for trains carrying hazardous materials to avoid populated and other sensitive areas. (AP)