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Photo gallery: Train derails, tanker cars burn near ND town

Wreckage of the BNSF oil train derailment smoulders just outside of Heimdal, N.D., more than 10 hours after the accident. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

HEIMDAL, N.D.-A tanker train carrying crude oil derailed near Heimdal, N.D., Wednesday morning, causing the evacuation of the town and surrounding farmsteads. 

Six to ten of the rail cars burned, sending thick black smoke into the air about a mile and a half east of Heimdal. The town is about 80 miles southeast of Minot. 

To see a photo gallery from the derailment and fire, click on the photo above and a slide show will expand. 

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