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Atlanta train derailment causes fire and diesel fuel spill after 2 trains collide

USA Today

Claire Thornton

November 17, 2023

Crews have extinguished a train fire in Atlanta that happened after two trains collided, authorities said Friday morning.

Authorities did not immediately release any information about if anyone was hurt in the derailment. Railroad officials from CSX said an unknown amount of diesel fuel was spilled as a result of the crash.

Video footage Friday morning showed multiple train cars derailed in northwest Atlanta, and one train’s engine car lit up in flames, sending black smoke up through the air.

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