Train wrecks & plane crashes

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    Train wreck in far southwest Louisville, Ky injures 3 tanker recovery workers...
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    Hazmat team at scene of train derailment expected to pull out within four hours
    29 Oct.`12 - The hazmat team working at the scene of the train derailment is expected to pull out within four hours, a fire official said.
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    Evacuation ordered for residents within 1.2 miles of train derailment
    31 Oct.`12 - Emergency officials confirm that there are multiple injuries after chemicals ignited at the train derailment site at Katherine Station Road and Dixie Highway.
     
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    Let me get this straight, "when the haz-mat team pulls out the situation will no longer be considered an emergency" but people will not be able to return to their homes. Maybe the ass't chief has a different definition for the word "emergency".
     
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    Spilt fuel ignited a fire after the bridge was hit...
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    Missouri rail crash brings down US road bridge
    25 May 2013 - Two goods trains have collided in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.
     
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    It's all Bush's fault!!!
     
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    Now a media related question. Would we have even heard of the train crash, which took out a roadway bridge, if the bridge in Seattle had not fallen down due to the truck strike on its lattice structure?
     
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    Train derailment explodes in Baltimore...
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    Train derails in Maryland, explosion reported
    28 May`13 — A cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb and an explosion could be heard for miles, collapsing nearby buildings and setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.
     
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    Mebbe it was ammonium nitrate?...
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    CSX: Md. train explosion caused by chemical cargo
    May 29, 2013 — Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, rattled homes and damaged buildings. A company spokesman said officials still weren't sure what caused the sodium chlorate to explode in the first place, but it ignited another chemical in a second car.
     
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    Again, it's all Bush's fault for not spending trillions to rebuild all the railroad tracks!
     
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    Train wreck in Spain kills 78...
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    At least 78 killed, 131 injured, in Spain train disaster
    25 July`13 - A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday night, on the eve of a major religious festival, killing at least 78 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe's worst rail disasters.
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    Relatives sob outside morgue made for Spain crash
    July 25, 2013 — Relatives of victims from a train crash in northwestern Spain sobbed and hugged each other Friday near a makeshift morgue in a sports arena for the victims as the death toll rose to 78 and investigators tried to determine the cause.
     

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