Train derailment, collision, and then explosion

If you have railroad tracks going through your jurisdiction, keep in mind what can happen after firefighters respond to a train derailment. This happened in Poland and is described in an article on SkyNews:

Firefighter Jan Gradkowski said: “When we arrived at the site we found a lot of burning tanks.

“The last tank derailed and collided with a locomotive moving in the opposite direction.

“There is no danger of other tanks exploding, but this is a fire and there might be some unexpected developments.”

Two train drivers were hurt in the blast, however Bialystock mayor Tadeusz Truskolaski has said neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

The explosion can be seen in this video:

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.