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Derailment and fire at Eunice, Louisiana 27 May 2000.
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  updated: Sunday June 4, 2000
A train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed on May 27, in Eunice, La.
Thirty-three cars of the 113 car train were derailed. Fourteen of these contained toxic chemicals. Because of a fear that the resulting fire might cause the chemicals to be released into the atmosphere between 2,500 and 3,000 people were evacuated from their homes.
Eunice pic Tanker cars continue to smolder in the aftermath of Saturday's Union Pacific train derailment as seen in this Civil Air Patrol handout photo taken Monday, May 29, 2000

photo: AP/Excite
Eunice pic Tanker cars continue to smolder in the aftermath of Saturday's Union Pacific train derailment as seen in this Civil Air Patrol handout photo taken Monday, May 29, 2000

photo: AP/Excite
Eunice pic Burned rail cars are seen Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the site where a train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed on May 27, in Eunice, La.

photo: AP/Excite
Eunice pic Cleanup continues Thursday, June 1, 2000, at the site where a train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed on May 27, in Eunice, La

photo: AP/Excite
Eunice pic Burned cars from the part of a Union Pacific train that derailed May 27 in Eunice lie about 50 yards from the track on Friday.

photo: Advocate

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NTSB investigates Eunice, La. derailment
02 Jun 2000


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