Freight train derails & explodes in Indiana causing propane-fueled inferno (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Witnesses have been posting photos and videos of the fire, which started Sunday evening. The train, which was carrying 89 loaded rail cars and nine empty rail cars, derailed at around 7:20pm local time.
@AMTheNewsPhotog shows us the fire continues this morning at the train derailment in Gibson county. Propane is on fire and residents were evacuated to be safe. Many detours are set up around county roads and U.S. 41 #EWNLocalpic.twitter.com/1T119OVRxf— Joe Bird (@FollowThatBird) June 18, 2018
A statement from CSX Transportation, which operates the train, said that one of the rail cars appeared to be leaking propane.
Authorities ordered a mandatory resident evacuation within a one-mile radius of Princeton, Indiana shortly after the train derailed, with CSX reportedly providing hotel accommodation. Photos taken at the scene Monday morning show that the fire has not been fully extinguished.
At approximately 8:10 p.m. this evening, a CSX train derailed several railcars near Princeton, IN. Preliminary reports indicate a release from a railcar containing propane, and there were no reported injuries at this time. Read more: https://t.co/kAcazw5ef5— CSX (@CSX) June 18, 2018
It is not yet clear why the train derailed. No injuries have been reported so far.
We have new information and video of last night’s train derailment in Gibson County on Sunrise this morning. Here are some photos viewers sent us. pic.twitter.com/TYGv54lrsx— Shaelie Clark (@Shaelie14News) June 18, 2018
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