Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore freight train explosion caught on video

Baltimore freight train explosion caught on video

A small group of people stood off to the side of a road near Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, staring at a column of flames from a derailed frieght train in the distance.

"How far -- how far away you think we are?" a man asked.

Before anyone could answer, a large explosion ripped through the air, sending a response to the onlookers scurrying away: Too close.

The train explosion could be felt for miles in Rosedale, a few miles east of downtown Baltimore, where residents could see a towering black column of smoke rising into the air after the blast.

Baltimore County Public Safety officials said the train struck a large truck and that the driver...

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