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Most SC residents go home after train derailment

LIBERTY, SC (AP) - Most South Carolina residents have been allowed to return home after they were evacuated when 16 cars of a train derailed in northern South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported the Norfolk Southern freight train carrying flammable alcohol derailed near Liberty late Thursday afternoon.

No one was hurt.

More than 400 homes within a mile of the house were evacuated as officials tried to determine what was on the train.

Residents of 11 homes were still kept away from their homes early Friday.

Officials are trying to determine what caused the derailment.

Thom Berry with the Department of Health and Environmental Control says tests showed no dangerous materials in the air. He says the liquids were contained at the site. Berry says the train was headed from Atlanta to Linwood, NC

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