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23 Aug 2019 | 06:48 AM UTC

US: Train derails in Sacramento (California state) August 22

United States of America News Alert

Light rail train derails in Sacramento (California state) on the night (local time) of August 22, injuring at least 27 people; associated rail service disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/22/2019, 9:00 AM until 8/23/2019, 11:59 PM (US/Pacific). COUNTRY/REGION Sacramento

Event

A light rail train in Sacramento (California state) derailed near the Winter Street station around 21:45 (local time) on Friday, August 22. The incident occurred near Roseville Road and Marconi Avenue and left at least 27 people injured. Dozens of firefighters and ambulances have deployed into the scene to provide assistance. According to unconfirmed media reports, the train derailed after colliding into another train car. A heightened emergency personnel presence is anticipated in the coming hours along with disruptions to rail services in the area. An investigation into the incident is ongoing; details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in Sacramento are advised to avoid the area of the accident and anticipate associated transportation disruptions.

 

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