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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

Derailed CSX train in Virginia carried North Dakota oil; over 800 barrels spilled

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LYNCHBURG, Virginia - The CSX Corp train that derailed and erupted in flames in Lynchburg, Virginia, was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, the kind of oil involved in several other fiery derailments over the last few months, the railroad said on Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon, some 15 cars derailed, several of which erupted in flames. Three tumbled down an embankment into the James River. No one was hurt in the accident.

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