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Helicopter footage has been released by ITV News showing the freight train that set on fire and derailed.
The freight train caught fire last night, marking a huge emergency response to Llangennech, near Llanelli in South Wales.
Three of the oil tankers caught fire, and an 800 metre evacuation zone was put in place, with local roads closed.
Major incident declared and homes evacuated after large diesel train catches fire near Llanelli https://t.co/qUTM7t4Hne pic.twitter.com/va4jurDZZ7
— ITV News (@itvnews) August 27, 2020
Transport for Wales has said that all lines are currently blocked. This means that no trains can run between Llanelli and Llandrindod.
Disruption is expected until the end of the day, with disruption expected on all routes.
Please note also that the Heart of Wales line between Llandrindod and Shrewsbury is also closed due to extreme weather.
This means that buses will replace trains between Llandrindod and Shrewsbury, and Llandrindod and Llanelli.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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