Train, semi carrying ammonia collide

MURDOCK, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say a train and a semi carrying anhydrous ammonia have collided near a small community in western Minnesota.

Swift County sheriff’s spokeswoman Marlene Giese (GEEZ) says the collision involving a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train happened west of Murdock Tuesday. Giese says no one has died as a result of the crash. She does not know if anyone was injured.

The National Safety Council says anhydrous ammonia is a source of nitrogen fertilizer for crops and improper handling can cause severe respiratory injuries.

Giese did not know if the semi spilled any amount of the chemical. She says there was no explosion.

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