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Cargo Train Derails And Explodes In Baltimore Area

It’s still unclear exactly what happened, but photos are pouring in of a large explosion in the Baltimore area.

1. Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, a cargo train in Baltimore County derailed and exploded.


Charlie Bragale

@charlienbc

BREAKING CSX freight train derailment and fire, E Biddle at 66th #baltimore #rosedale


KRL224

@KRL224

@SushGirl rosedale industrial park, back behind sunbelt rentals, 68th st.

3. The explosion could be heard across the city and a massive plume of black smoke could be seen for miles.


KRL224

@KRL224

Holy fuck, train just derailed in front of my building #baltimore

5. Details of what exactly happened are still developing.

Train derailment explosions in rosedale

— Kenny B. (@kbat33)

Kenny B.

@kbat33

Train derailment explosions in rosedale

11. UPDATE: The driver of the derailed train was removed from the wreckage, but his status is still unclear.

"We have a csx train derailment. It ran into a tractor trailer. The driver was extricated. I'm not sure of his condition." BaCo PIO Elise A.

— Justin George (@justingeorge)

Justin George

@justingeorge

“We have a csx train derailment. It ran into a tractor trailer. The driver was extricated. I’m not sure of his condition.” BaCo PIO Elise A.

12. There were two passengers on board.

Two passengers on board train were not hurt in Rosedale, MD derailment, @justingeorge reports.

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews)

BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews

Two passengers on board train were not hurt in Rosedale, MD derailment, @justingeorge reports.

13. There are reports that one person may be trapped, according to local firefighters

Yup, this is my home office for the last five years. Was parked in front of the building less than a minute before.

— KRL224 (@KRL224)

KRL224

@KRL224

Yup, this is my home office for the last five years. Was parked in front of the building less than a minute before.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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