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2 years 4 months ago

Freight train derails, causes huge blast

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning. Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday...

4 years 2 months ago

Death toll fluctuates in California blast

Fire crews flooded the ruins of burning homes with water early Friday after a massive explosion sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing at least four people and destroying more than 50 houses. The death toll fluctuated as authorities began assessing the damage early Friday. ...

4 years 9 months ago

Fire official: Cause of plant explosion near

A fire official says investigators are close to pinpointing the cause of an explosion that killed five workers at a power plant under construction in Connecticut. Middletown Deputy Fire Marshal Al Santostefano tells The Associated Press that officials are close to identifying the point of origin for Sunday's explosion...

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