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Cargo train derails, buildings collapse in U.S. state of Maryland


08:06, May 29, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Xinhua) -- A cargo train derailed on Tuesday afternoon and several buildings collapsed at the scene in the U.S. State of Maryland, local authorities said.

According to the tweets from Baltimore county Police and Fire Department, the train derailed in White Marsh, near Baltimore, the largest city of Maryland.

Several buildings collapsed at the site of the train derailment and a hazardous material team is also responding to the incident, said the Baltimore county Police and Fire Department.

There were no reports of injuries so far, said the department.

The train derailment has also caused a loud explosion and sent a plume of white smoke into the sky that could be seen clearly from downtown Baltimore, reported the Baltimore Sun newspaper.

The newspaper reported that the accident occurred near an industrial area, and several industrial buildings reportedly collapsed.

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