Train carrying fuel runs off tracks in Mississippi

|By:, SA News Editor

Another train carrying fuel and chemicals has derailed in the latest in a series of similar accidents.

This time, a Canadian National Railway (CNI) train ran off the track in Southern Mississippi on Friday.

The train was transporting fuel oil, liquid fertilizer and methanol, and while some of the cargo leaked, there were no explosions.

The incidents have raised doubts about the safety of moving combustible goods by train. The accident in Mississippi came on the day that the State Department released a report that was favorable to TransCanada's (TRP) Keystone XL pipeline.