Holy crap, this train derailment created a massive freaking explosion

Oh my. This is beyond scary. A mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed near a small town in North Dakota and sent explosions, flames and dark black smoke into the sky. Luckily (and almost unbelievably), no one was hurt in the accident that looked a lot more like a nuke exploding than a train derailment. Thank god.

According to the Huffington Post, Authorities are strongly recommending that people in the town of Casselton, North Dakota and those who live nearby evacuate the area because upcoming weather is expected to push the hazardous plume of smoke down.

No one knows how the derailment happened but officials are saying as many as 10 caught fire in the explosion (the train had more than 100 cars). Hopefully everybody can stay safe.


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