Train Derailment in Ohio Sparks Explosion, Prompts Evacuations
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A train in Columbus, Ohio, derailed early Wednesday morning, sparking an explosion and the evacuation of about 100 people near the fire, ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV reports.
At least two people have been injured. Their conditions are not yet known.
The derailment happened at 2 a.m. on Fields Avenue. Eleven cars in total derailed. WSYX says some of the cars were carrying ethanol, a highly flammable substance. As of a result, two went up in flames.
People within a one-mile radius of the blaze have been evacuated, according to WSYX. A hazardous materials team has been called to the scene.
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