Burning Train Plunges Into River
Pennsylvania - A freight train derailed and burst into flames over a bridge in southwestern Pennsylvania, leaving fiery rail cars dangling over a river, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, said Dom Bedolatti, the emergency hotline centre supervisor at the Beaver County Emergency Management Agency.
The eastbound, 80-car Norfolk Southern Railroad train was carrying ethanol when it derailed above the Beaver River late Friday, Norfolk Southern spokesman Rudy Husband said.
"There are cars on the bridge, hanging off the bridge and in the water," said Brian Hayden, a spokesman for the Beaver County Emergency Operations Centre.
Written by The Age