MOSCOW (AP) — Several dozen railway cars carrying gas exploded into fireballs in Russia on Wednesday, suspending traffic on the Trans-Siberian Railway and prompting evacuations from nearby buildings, emergency officials said. No injuries were reported.
The crash occurred at a railway station in Kirov, about 500 miles northeast of Moscow, when 32 railcars loaded with gas condensate derailed and caught fire.
Here’s a slightly different view:
The photos, provided by the Emergency Situations Ministry, are equally stunning as they are destructive: