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Emergency personnel attend to a CSX Corp train carrying crude oil that derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, April 30, 2014. The derailment caused oil to spill into the James River and forced the evacuation of hundreds. REUTERS/WSET/Handout via Reuters

Train carrying oil derails in Virginia, leaks into river

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate.

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