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Amtrak train hits truck in Maine; both catch fire

Amtrak train hits truck in Maine; both catch fire

Authorities and witnesses say a passenger train smashed into a tractor-trailer in Maine, causing an explosion that set both on fire and sent flames more than three stories high.
Steve McCausland from the Maine Department of Public Safety says the truck driver was killed and some passengers on the Amtrak train were injured, but it's not clear how many or how seriously they were hurt.
The crash happened at about 11 a.m. Monday in North Berwick, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Portland.
The train continued for a half-mile (a kilometer) before coming to a stop.
The train was part of Amtrak's service connecting Portland to Boston.


Updated : 2021-04-23 15:19 GMT+08:00