Authorities in Sweden have warned of a possible threat of explosion following two freight trains collided in southern Gothenburg.
Police and rescue agencies were alerted to the scene in a railroad yard in Sävenäs district on Tuesday morning.
Among that cargo, trains were packed with hazardous chemicals, such as ethylene oxide – a poisonous and flammable gas – hydrogen peroxide – a flammable chemical.
1 train lane has overturned however no leak was discovered, authorities said in an announcement.
It’s uncertain how big the quantities of these materials aboard the trains are.
No one was hurt in the crash that happened when the trains were reconnected from the railroad yard.
Police have cordoned off an area inside a 600-meter radius of the crash site, along with a nearby college, and nursery school was evacuated as a precaution. The railroad station and access roads are blocked off.
The Swedish Transport Administration has declared that there are flaws in to journey at Gothenburg Central Station and many departures are canceled.
“The chance of explosion is extremely high, the problem is quite severe,” Martin Berntsson, fire inspector in Greater Gothenburg rescue providers, told Reuters tabloid Aftonbladet.