The train/fire doesn’t seem to have killed anyone so far, thankfully, but there is still an issue with whether the cargo could poison people since some of the cars carried hazardous materials. They’ve evacuated people from that area, just to be safe.
Came across this article from FactsCheckOrg:
“The fact checkers also pointed out that more than 1,000 train derailments occurred annually, (in the USA) a number that had remained relatively steady for a decade (1,049 in 2022 compared to 1,311 in 2013).
Importantly, derailment of train carriages carrying hazardous goods was also not uncommon, with more than 520 such carriages derailed in 2022, according to FactCheck.org.”
Here in Australia, we have eliminated level crossings in most cities and major towns. This is because the railway system in all States are governed by laws that are overwritten by our Federal Government. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-24/checkmate-ohio-train-derailment-misinformation/102014646
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