Dramatic video: Train with oil bursts into flames in North Dakota

A train carrying crude oil through a small town in North Dakota, US, derailed Monday night, shaking locals with a series of explosions that sent flames and black smoke skyward.

Many residents were evacuated as officials warned that acrid and hazardous fumes could blow into the area.

The incident, likely to prompt discussion about the safety of transporting oil by cross-country rail, comes only five months after a similar accident happened in Qu├ębec, Canada. That train was carrying crude from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch and its derailment and consequent explosion caused the death of 47 people.