A train derailed in a Kentucky municipality on Tuesday, resulting in injuries and substantial property damage.
The derailment occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. local time in the town of Maysville. The train, which was carrying hazardous materials, derailed near the town’s main thoroughfare, resulting in several cars leaving the tracks.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene, where they found several injured people. As of Tuesday night, approximately 10 people had been treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, but initial reports suggest that the incident was caused by a mechanical malfunction.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has launched an investigation into the derailment. Preliminary reports suggest the train’s brakes malfunctioned, causing the cars to leave the tracks.
The derailment caused extensive property damage in the area. Several buildings and vehicles were damaged, and several roads were closed off due to debris.
The hazardous materials the train was carrying have been contained, and the area is being monitored for any signs of contamination.
The NTSB is expected to release a full report on the incident within the next few weeks.
On Tuesday evening, a train derailed in the town of Maysville, Kentucky, resulting in numerous injuries and substantial property damage. Numerous emergency personnel attended the scene of the incident, where they treated approximately 10 individuals for minor injuries. The cause of the derailment is still being investigated, but initial reports suggest that a mechanical malfunction was responsible. The NTSB has launched an inquiry into the incident and is likely to release a complete report within the upcoming weeks. The derailment caused considerable damage to nearby buildings and vehicles, and several roads were closed due to debris. Fortunately, the hazardous materials the train was carrying have been confined, and the area is being monitored for any signs of contamination.