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US train explodes after derailment in Illinois

8 October 2011 Last updated at 09:29 BST

Residents of a town in Illinois have been evacuated after a freight train carrying ethanol derailed and exploded.

Around 800 people from the town of Tiskilwa left their homes as investigators struggled to get close to the burning wreckage.

No injuries are reported.

Pascale Harter reports.