Oil tanks derailed after collision with a truck in Texas
In the US state of Texas, there was a major train accident вЂ” a train carrying fuel collided with a truck.
Reported by KWTX.
The incident happened on the morning of February 23 (local time) at a railway crossing near the city of Cameron in Milam County.
As a result of the collision, three tanks with oil products derailed and caught fire. The fire was so powerful that it was decided to evacuate the local residents.
Despite this, according to Cameron's police chief Lonnie Ghosh, it was decided not to extinguish the fire вЂ” the tanks were left on fire to burn out all the fuel. When exactly this will happen, law enforcement officers do not undertake to say.
Ambulances arrived at the scene, but no casualties were reported. However, according to firefighters, two sheds in the area of the crossing were destroyed by fire.
Recall that at present Texas has been declared a natural disaster zone вЂ” this month the state was hit by abnormal cold and snowfalls for this region, which left millions of local residents without electricity, heating, and drinking water. About 30 people became victims of bad weather.