Six people died and more than 30 were injured when an Italian freight train derailed off the railroad tracks and two cars filled with a dangerous gas exploded outside Rome, Italy in a Tuscan town called Viareggio. According to the AP, the derailed Italian freight train smashed one building and caused fire to break out over a large area.
This type of gas explosion on a freight train is eerily similar to the Graniteville South Carolina (SC) chlorine gas train/railroad derailment disaster. In that train disaster, the railroad train derailed due to a switch that was in the wrong position causing the train to derail spewing deadly chlorine gas over a small South Carolina town.
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