Train explodes in rural Alabama after derailment
Pickens County train explosion (PHOTO) Courtesy Regional Coordinator Don Hartley pic.twitter.com/LWtDdwJxcd
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A train transporting crude oil exploded after it derailed early Friday morning in western Alabama.
So far no injuries have been reported. The train, which is owned by Genesee & Wyoming, derailed in a rural area.
The company said the 90-car long train was headed from Amory, Mississippi, to Walnut Hill, Florida. Twenty cars derailed. The fire is now being left to burn out.
In July the Lac Megantic derailment resulted in 42 confirmed dead.
NEW PIC: train fire/derailment in the Vienna community south of Aliceville pic.twitter.com/ReXerdVW4B
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