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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.

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

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

Charlie Bragale

@charlienbc

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

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

KRL224

@KRL224

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

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

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

KRL224

@KRL224

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

Train derailment explosions in rosedale

Kenny B.

@kbat33

Train derailment explosions in rosedale

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

"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.

There were two passengers on board.

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

BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews

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

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

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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

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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