Off the rails in Mahnomen
A railroad disaster drill held last week in the city of Mahnomen seemed eerily prescient when the real thing happened -- 13 cars in a southbound Canadian Pacific freight train derailed late Monday afternoon.
Luckily, no one was hurt in the real derailment, and the clear liquid gushing out of an overturned tanker car -- like water out of a fire hydrant -- turned out to be harmless canola oil.
In the drill last week, it was anhydrous ammonia.
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