"VIDEO: Casselton, N.D., Train Crash Prompts Call for Evacuation"

"CASSELTON, N.D. – Officials urged people in Casselton and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes as they dealt with the fallout from a massive fire when two trains collided Monday."

"The fire started about 2:10 p.m. when a westbound grain train derailed about a half-mile west of Casselton and slammed into an eastbound 106-car train carrying crude oil. More than 10 oil cars exploded, pumping thick clouds of black smoke into the air."
Erik Burgess and Kyle Potter report for the Grand Forks Herald December 30, 2013.


"Explosive Oil Train Collision Triggers Evacuation in North Dakota" (Los Angeles Times)

"North Dakota Town Evacuated After Fiery Train Derailment" (New York Daily News)

"Weather Shift Near ND Derailment Worries Officials" (AP)

"Mile-Long Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails, Explodes in North Dakota" (NBC News)

"Fiery Oil Train Collision Forces Evacuation of North Dakota Town" (Reuters)

Source: Grand Forks Herald, 12/31/2013