Train derailment produced explosions and fire in West Virginia

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West Virginia American Water shut down its Montgomery treatment plant.”We expect that approximately 2,000 customers in the Montgomery area will lose their water service within a few hours if the plant remains shut down,” the company communicated. 1,000 people had been evacuated, according to Lawrence Messina, the state’s public safety spokesman. The evacuation order was issued for a mile-and-a-half around the area where the train skipped the tracks. No deaths reported but one person was injured. A state of emergency was declared after derailment in West Virginia by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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