Dozens of carriages fall on to highway after train derails in Georgia

The entire population of Byromville – about 500 people – was evacuated following the accident, which happened at around 7am local time.

Local fire chief Brett Wallis told WMAZ-TV that between 15 and 30 carriages had fallen onto Georgia Highway 90, with some of them said to contain pressurised propane.

The train reportedly had 72 loaded carriages and 69 empty ones.

No injuries have been reported.

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