Derailed freight train leaves city in Ohio in state of emergency
In this photo provided by Melissa Smith, a train fire is seen from her farm in East Palestine, Ohio, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. A train derailment and resulting large fire prompted an evacuation order in the Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line on Friday night, covering the area in billows of smoke lit orange by the flames below. (Melissa Smith via AP)Associated Press
A derailment of a freight train in the US state of Ohio that occurred on Friday evening has left the city in a state of emergency. As the train was carrying dangerous goods, there is risk of explosion. Residents living nearby have been evacuated, schools have been closed and businesses are down.
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