Disaster Scenarios

Train Derailment in PA leaves multiple cars off track, fire and haz-mat teams on scene

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New Orleans Hard Rock Cafe Casino Collapses, Multiple injuries and fatality reported on scene

mirror  A Hard Rock hotel collapsed in downtown New Orleans leaving one person dead and three people missing. Shocking footage shows pedestrians scrambling for cover as the top floors of the building fell to the ground in a giant cloud of dust. Another harrowing video shows cars frantically trying to escape falling debris as terrified tourists watch on. The incident ...

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Woman arrested after law enforcement discovers multiple pipe bombs, domestic terrorism literature and other items inside Florida residence

Vice A Florida woman obsessed with the shooting at Columbine High School, collected terrorist manifestos, and had enough pipe bombs and bomb-making materials to harm “hundreds even thousands” of people, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff. Michelle Kolts, 27, from the Tampa Bay area, was arrested on Thursday night and charged with 24 counts of making a destructive device with ...

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Major gas leak prompts evacuations, school closers after large area leak

7 News  LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) – Evacuations are underway as emergency crews respond to a “major” gas leak in Lawrence. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency advised the public to the third-alarm event in the area of South Broadway and Salem Street early Friday morning. Columbia Gas has shut off gas to the area and says crews are going door-to-door to ...

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Man ‘posed as business’ to have cyanide posted so he could take his own life

DE  A YOUNG man invented a business in order to buy cyanide online and use the substance to take his own life, an inquest has heard. Assistant coroner for Dorset Richard Middleton has written to government organisations over his concerns that Kristiyan Petrov Danailov, who was just 21, was able to have the lethal substance posted to his Bournemouth address. ...

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Russian research facility known to house Smallpox virus involved in explosion, and fire

  CNN   (CNN) – An explosion has caused a fire at a Russian biological research facility that’s one of only two centers in the world known for housing samples of the smallpox virus. The blast occurred Monday during repair work of a sanitary inspection room at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, near the ...

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Multi Car Train Derailment in rail yard; Heavy smoke and fire with direct involvement of multiple cars, fire suppression efforts underway

East Carondelet, Ill. – First responders are at the scene of a train derailment in the 4400 block of Carondelet Avenue near Dupo, Illinois. Video from Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter shows a train collision. There is a fire at the scene of the crash. There are also flames spreading on top of the water in a nearby creek. Firefighters tell ...

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Building Collapse after Gas Leak reported; Officials report “Gas Explosion” on site

WJLA   COLUMBIA, Md. (ABC7) — Emergency crews are responding to reports of a loud explosion in Howard County. Howard County Fire confirms there was a gas explosion just before 8 a.m. in the business area of the 8800 block of Stanford Blvd. in Columbia, Maryland. At around 7:30 a.m., a gas leak was reported at the same location. Officials say ...

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2 SBI agents injured while rendering safe homemade explosive device

WRAL     A man is in custody after two State Bureau of Investigation agents were injured during an explosion early Friday in Sampson County, authorities said. Jimmy Tyndall, 33, was being held on several charges including larcency, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and mephedone possession. He was being held on a bond of $151,000 at the Sampson County ...

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CSX Safety Lapses to blame for 2018 fatal Amtrak collision in South Carolina

  Bloomburg     CSX’s lax approach to safety caused a fatal collision between a passenger train and one of the company’s parked freight trains last year, U.S. accident investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board cited what it called multiple layers of failure at CSX that led a conductor to leave a switch in the wrong position, sending an ...

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