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Wednesday
Jul112012

Train Derailment in Ohio Sparks Explosion, Prompts Evacuations

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- A train in Columbus, Ohio, derailed early Wednesday morning, sparking an explosion and the evacuation of about 100 people near the fire, ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV reports.

At least two people have been injured.  Their conditions are not yet known.

The derailment happened at 2 a.m. on Fields Avenue.  Eleven cars in total derailed.  WSYX says some of the cars were carrying ethanol, a highly flammable substance.  As of a result, two went up in flames.

People within a one-mile radius of the blaze have been evacuated, according to WSYX.  A hazardous materials team has been called to the scene.

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Ski Lift Derails at Maine Resort; Skiers Trapped, Injured

Photo Courtesy - Liz Hinckley/Facebook(CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine) -- A ski lift in Maine, crowded with holiday skiers, derailed Tuesday and sent more than a half-dozen skiers plunging 50 feet to the ground. A rescue effort was immediately launched to reach the skiers who fell, as well as dozens of other skiers trapped on the lift at Sugarloaf Mountain ski area in Carrabassett Valley.

The resort reported on its Facebook page that the accident occurred on the Spillway East chairlift, and that eight people were believed injured. The resort called the injuries "minor."

Franklin County Emergency Management told ABC affiliate WMTW that officials received word of a "condition yellow" which means people were injured, not critically.

A spokeswoman for Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington said two of the injured people were being taken there by ambulance.

Conditions at the time of the accident were blustery. The National Weather Service reported winds in the area gusting from 29 to 43 miles per hour. The temperature was 12 degrees at the time, resulting in a windchill of minus-nine.

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