Train derails in South Carolina; evacuation ordered for 1.5-mile radius

Associated Press

A train has derailed in a rural area of South Carolina, and emergency officials have ordered residents and businesses within a 1.5-mile radius to evacuate.

Edgefield County Director of Emergency Management Suzy Spurgeon said the Norfolk Southern train derailed shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday in Trenton, which is in Edgefield County.

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She could not say how many cars derailed or how many cars the train had all together.

She said a Hazmat team was en route, but she did not say what the train was carrying or if anything had leaked from any of the cars.

No one answered an emergency telephone number listed for Norfolk Southern.