2021 Cameron, Texas explosion

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On February 23, 2021, an 18-wheel flatbed tractor-trailer truck hit a BNSF freight train carrying chemicals and fuels in Cameron, Texas, United States, causing a huge explosion and starting a fire. [1] [2] The derailment caused the train's petroleum cargo to explode, resulting in the evacuation of nearby homes. At least one structure burned, but no loss of life or injuries were reported. [2] Footage of the explosion and thick black smoke from the fire made international news. [3]

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References

  1. "Huge explosion erupts after 18-wheeler hits fuel train in Texas". NBC News. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  2. 1 2 "Massive Explosion Follows Train, Tractor-Trailer Collision in Central Texas". www.nbcnews.com. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  3. "Texas train carrying fuel in flames after crossing collision". BBC.com. Retrieved February 24, 2021.