- Residents urged to seek shelter after Norfolk Southern train is derailed in Ohio
- The company says nobody is injured and no hazardous materials involved – though 1,500 residents are left without power
- It comes after a Norfolk Southern train sparked a massive fire after it was derailed one month ago
A Norfolk Southern train was derailed in Ohio on Saturday, just two days after the scandal-hit firm’s CEO failed to show up to a meeting to discuss another fiery crash last month.
More than 1,500 Clark County residents were left without power after the derailment and locals within 1,000-feet of the scene were told to shelter in place ‘out of an abundance of caution,’ officials said.
The freight railroad company claims there were no hazardous materials involved – but first responders and emergency officials remain on scene to ‘confirm their report.’
Nobody is thought to have been injured and no evacuation orders have yet been made. Hazmat crews are said to be on the scene.
Ohio governor Mike DeWine told his Twitter followers on Saturday night that ‘we don’t believe hazardous materials were on-board.’
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By: Miss Cherry May Timbol – Independent Reporter
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