A freight train derailed in San Bernardino County in the U.S. state of California. This was announced on Monday, March 27, by the city’s fire and rescue service on its Twitter account.
Two locomotives and 53 wagons with iron ore were involved in the accident.
“Minor fuel leakage is handled by specialists working with hazardous substances. There is no threat to the population and the environment,” the ministry said.
As a result of the incident, no one was injured, there was no fire.
This is not the first case of a freight train accident in the United States over the past month. Earlier, on March 26, a train accident occurred in North Dakota, as a result of which a train carrying hazardous materials derailed. The train of 70 wagons transported petroleum products used in the production of asphalt. A total of 31 cars derailed, local authorities noted.
Before that, on March 23, a freight train derailed in Ayer in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The company that owns the train said that the derailed 10 cars were filled with garbage.
On March 15, a freight train carrying hazardous materials also derailed in Arizona. The incident occurred near the town of Topok, near the border with California and Nevada. The causes of the accident and the transported cargo were not reported.