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Freight train derails near Lake Park

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Eight to 10 cars of a westbound BNSF freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on the west side of Lake Park shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon told KFGO Radio in Fargo that several dozen people were evacuated from some rural homes downwind of the site as a precaution. Some of the cars contained batteries, ammonium nitrate, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid, he said.

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