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A tanker train carrying crude oil burns after derailing in western Alabama outside Aliceville, Ala., early Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The train exploded, sending flames and black smoke into the air and temporarily forcing one family to leave their home. A dozen cars derailed and nine were damaged. (AP Photo/ ABC 33/40, Bill Castle)

Train carrying ND crude oil derails, explodes in Alabama

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A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a rural area of western Alabama early on Friday, leaving 11 cars burning and potentially bolstering the push for tougher regulation of a boom in moving oil by rail.

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