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December 13, 2021: CSX Train Derailed by Tornado in Kentucky

Today’s tornado caused a 28-car derailment of a CSX train near Earlington, Ky. An initial report said the cars were empty. However, drone images taken by photographer Jim Pearson show at least one hopper car with a spilled load. There were no injuries resulting from the derailed train. A number of structures were leveled by the tornado, which reportedly was on the ground for more than 200 miles. Authorities are now reporting at least 70 tornado-related deaths in Kentucky, one of six states hit by a total of more than 30 tornadoes.

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