Police asked people not to approach the scene of the incident.
The leak of hydrochloric acid occurred on Saturday as a result of a train derailment in the city of Albert Lee (Minnesota). This was reported by the local division of the CBS television channel with reference to the Union Pacific railway company.
“At approximately 13: 45, about 28 cars of the Union Pacific train derailed in Albert Lee. The staff of the train was not injured, the causes of the incident are being investigated,” the company said in a statement.
As the city authorities told the TV channel, hydrochloric acid was transported in the derailed cars, after the accident there was a leak of the substance. There is no risk of exposure to acid through the air, but the police asked the public not to approach the scene.