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Investigation Launched After Fuel-Hauling Freight Train Derails Close to Arizona-New Mexico Border

A freight train carrying fuel derailed near the Arizona-New Mexico border, causing a large fire and a two-mile evacuation on April 27, 2024. No injuries were reported, but Interstate 40 and Amtrak services were temporarily disrupted. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Railroad Administration are investigating the cause of the derailment. Navajo Nation and local emergency crews are managing the situation, expanding evacuations as a precaution. Arizona Governor and representatives expressed concern and readiness to assist. Passengers impacted by the derailment faced delays and disruptions, emphasizing the need for safety and coordination across agencies.


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