The most notable of comparable catastrophes in the US occurred recently when a freight train hauling iron ore derailed in the Mojave Desert.
Early on Monday morning, the Mojave National Preserve was the location of the railway derailment, as reported by the fire officials of San Bernardino County.
According to a tweet from the San Bernardino County Fire, no reports of any injuries and no threat to the surrounding area, a minor gas leak from an engine has been detected, which is being fixed by experts.
A freight-hauling railway named Union Pacific verified on Twitter that the concerned train was carrying iron ore and that no hazardous chemicals were present.
It stated, “Remediation under process.”
The incident takes place against the backdrop of increased scrutiny of the US railroad industry following a string of train derailments that started in early February when a hazardous materials-carrying Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio, resulting in a controlled chemical release that has locals worried about potential harm to their health and the environment.
A second Norfolk train derailed in Ohio, close to Cincinnati, at the beginning of this month. In February, a railway derailed in southeast Texas when a truck collided with it, killing one person.