Evacuees near Alberta train derailment can't go home for days
Residents of an Albertan village who were evacuated after a train wreck will be out of their homes for up to two more days.
A mandatory evacuation order for about 100 people in Gainford was still in effect late Sunday afternoon
Thirteen cars on a CN freight train carrying a cargo of oil and liquefied petroleum gas went off the rails near the tiny hamlet, about 80 km west of Edmonton, early Saturday.
There were two explosions reported and the community was evacuated as a precaution.
County spokeswoman Jackie Ostashek says some people were allowed to visit their properties late Saturday to care for animals.
Firefighters have pulled back from the wreck and are waiting for fuel that has been escaping from some of the wrecked cars to burn itself out.
(with files from The Canadian Press)