Yet another oil train involved in accident

|By:, SA News Editor

A Canadian National Railway (CNI) train transporting propane and crude oil caught fire late yesterday after derailing in northwest New Brunswick in Canada.

There don't appear to have been any injuries, while 45 homes were evacuated.

The derailment is the latest in a series of accidents over the past year involving oil trains, including one just over a week ago in North Dakota, which caused explosions.

The amount of oil transported by train has jumped, as pipelines haven't been able to keep up with the American oil boom. The accidents have raised fears about safety and have come as the U.S. reviews the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP).