Train derailment near Medicine Hat, Canada prompts evacuation

Canada officials are hiding what kind of chemical the trains had.

The derailment involves “chemical exposure” according to Alberta Emergency Alert, which told residents within a seven-kilometre radius to evacuate the area immediately.

The train derailed on the west side of Irvine — a community of about 300 people, some 35 kilometres southeast from Medicine Hat â€” along the north side of Highway 1 in Cypress County, officials said in an alert sent at 4:52 p.m. MT.

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