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Murdock elementary School evacuated after truck hauling anhydrous ammonia hits train

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MURDOCK, Minn. — Students at a west-central Minnesota elementary school are being evacuated to a nearby high school in response to the collision involving a semi-trailer hauling anhydrous ammonia and a train about 8:30 a.m. this morning.

According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Office, the crash was reported via a 911 call this morning just west of the Koch Nitrogen plant along U.S. Highway 12. The plant is west of Murdock and about 20 miles northwest of Willmar. 

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