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Federal Company Takes Management of Investigation of Fiery Prepare Derailment in New Mexico

TOPSHOT A woman wades through flood waters at an inundated residential area in Garissa on May 9 2024 Kenya is grappling with one of its worst floods in recent history the latest in a string of weather catastrophes following weeks of extreme rainfall scientists have linked to a changing climate At least 257 people have been killed and more than 55000 households have been displaced as murky waters submerge entire villages destroy roads and inundate dams Photo by LUIS TATO AFP Photo by LUIS TATOAFP via Getty Images


MANUELITO, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Railroad Administration is now main the investigation of final month’s fiery prepare derailment in New Mexico.

Nationwide Transportation Security Board officers mentioned Thursday that the FRA will decide the possible reason for the April 26 derailment.

NTSB investigators have examined the monitor and derailed tank automobiles and can concentrate on the efficiency of the tank automobiles and emergency response actions.

The derailment of an BNSF Railway freight prepare compelled a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 40 to shut and led to 2 days of precautionary evacuations for 52 Manuelito residents who lived inside a two-mile radius of the derailment website.

No accidents have been reported, McKinley County officers mentioned.

The prepare had left Belen, New Mexico, and was headed to Phoenix and was touring about 53 mph on the time of the derailment, nicely under the utmost approved pace of 70 mph close to the derailment website, NTSB investigators mentioned.

Of the 35 automobiles that derailed, six tank automobiles have been carrying non-odorous propane, the NTSB mentioned.

4 of the six tank automobiles have been breached and launched their contents, which ignited, investigators mentioned.

A fifth tank automobile carrying propane — a kind of liquefied petroleum gasoline — was uncovered to the flames and launched vapor by means of its strain aid system, investigators mentioned.

Every derailed tank automobile was carrying about 30,000 gallons of liquefied petroleum gasoline, in accordance with investigators.

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TOPSHOT - A woman wades through flood waters at an inundated residential area in Garissa, on May 9, 2024. Kenya is grappling with one of its worst floods in recent history, the latest in a string of weather catastrophes, following weeks of extreme rainfall scientists have linked to a changing climate. At least 257 people have been killed and more than 55,000 households have been displaced as murky waters submerge entire villages, destroy roads and inundate dams. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images)

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