Strong Explosion in Texas after a Train hit an articulated Truck

Strong Explosion in Texas after a Train hit an articulated Truck

A massive explosion occurred Tuesday in the Texas city of Cameron after a train struck an articulated truck.

According to reports, the driver and the truck driver were unharmed. Residents in the local area have been evacuated from their homes and asked to stay away.

Evacuations of businesses and homes continued as crews worked to stop the blaze.

The images showed huge plumes of dark black smoke as the fire continued to burn, reported a local ABC affiliate.

The train was reportedly carrying oil, however it was reported shortly after 10 a.m. that the College Station Fire Department Hazmat truck was being sent into the fire accident. However, it is unclear if anyone else was injured in the incident.

The Sun contacted the Milam County Sheriff’s Office and the Cameron Police Department, but neither could confirm whether there were injuries at the time of publication.

The blast took place in Milam County and there is currently no information on injuries or casualties, reported KBTX-TV, a local CBS affiliate.

Milam County Sheriff Chris White said the accident took place at a railroad crossing at about 6.40 a.m., according to reports.

The train was carrying tankers, with gasoline and coal, in the front cars, causing the explosion, according to The Sun.

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