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Homes evacuated after train spills toxins
LOUISIANA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Dozens of worried families are out of their homes Monday morning in Louisiana while crews work on a toxic spill.
100 homes have been evacuated after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed Sunday afternoon.
More than 20 cars went off the tracks near Lawtell about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge.
One of the cars is leaking sodium hydroxide, a chemical that can kill or injure if it is touched or inhaled.
There were no injuries reported.
The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.