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Train derailed in Maryland, explosion reported

Baltimore County fire officials say a train has derailed in a Baltimore suburb and an explosion was also heard


Associated Press
May 28, 2013 11:23PM (UTC)

WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County fire officials say a train has derailed in a Baltimore suburb and an explosion was heard in the area.

A fire spokeswoman says the train derailed about 2 p.m. Tuesday in White Marsh. The spokeswoman says it was not known if there were any injuries.

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Photos and video on TV stations showed a large plume of smoke rising from the area. At least three rail cars could be seen off the tracks.

Tweets from Baltimore County Police and Fire say several buildings have collapsed at the site and that Hazmat teams are responding.

Overhead news shots show several blackened buildings and fires burning.

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