State of emergency declared in West Virginia after train derails, explodes
from Los Angeles Times
A train derailment in West Virginia caused multiple explosions and a massive fire, and the CSX-owned train is leaking crude oil into the Kanawha River, officials said. Nearly three hours after that declaration, the fire was still burning, and 1,000 people had been evacuated, according to Lawrence Messina, the state's public safety spokesman.
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