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Firefighters Finally Control Diesel Fuel Fire Following Train Derailment
Bello Horizonte, Brazil 3/20/2000
The fire started when a 32-car train carrying thousands of gallons of diesel fuel derailed and burst into flames.
The train derailed Monday (3/20/2000), sending five of 32 cars hurtling off the tracks. That in turn triggered several spectacular explosions. It took fire crews more than four hours to get the fire under control.
The accident is under investigation.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), March 22, 2000