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Italian Train Derailment Sends Gas Spewing and Causes Explosion

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. 

For the entire article posted on Virginia Beach Injuryboard by my colleague Rick Shapiro, click here.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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