30 June 2009 13:57 [Source: ICIS news]
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LONDON (ICIS news)--At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured when rail tankers carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) derailed and exploded at Viareggio in northern Italy, officials and media reports said on Tuesday.
The train’s locomotive was pulling 14 tank wagons, the lead car registered to Polish railway company PKP and 13 to the German rail and distribution group Deutsche Bahn, the Italian state railway company said.
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The wagons had been checked and were in compliance with EU standards, he added.
The train was transporting LPG from
Two rail cars were said to have exploded, causing buildings to collapse amid widespread devastation.
The killed and injured lived alongside the rail tracks or were driving nearby, according to media reports. The train had just passed through
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