Emergency Crews Respond to Fiery Train Derailment Spilling Toxic Chemicals Into Nearby River

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Three crew members have been injured after a freight train derailed in West Virginia on Wednesday.

The CSX freight train spilled diesel fuel into the New River in a remote area near Sandstone, West Virginia, according to CNN.

Footage from the scene showed smoldering train cars wrecked on a riverbank.

A crew with hazmat (hazardous materials) insignia appeared at the scene of the derailment.

A spokesperson for freight carrier CSX downplayed any risks the derailment might pose to the public.

“The incident posed no danger to the public,” a news release on the incident read, according to CNN.

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