July 12: Paris France
French Official: 7 Dead In Paris Train Derailment
July 12 Seattle, Washington, USA
Train derails in Oregon; leak called not hazardous
July 6: Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada
Canada train disaster: Blast missing 'probably dead'
Oil train derails and explodes in Quebec, leveling part of town
May 28, Baltimore MD
A rollback truck and train collided in Rosedale on May 28, causing a derailment and thunderous explosion felt miles away.
May 17: Connecticut USA
The derailment and crash of a Metro-North commuter train injured 76 people.
The question was asked on June 19 by CBS New York:
Why So Many Derailments In The Tri-State Area Lately? Expert Weighs In
"“A lot of the railcars are old. A lot of the track system is old. A lot of the communication to the signals are older than we would like,” Paaswell said. “The cure to that is more money.”"
Old. Worn out. The earth is dying, you know.
These tragedies are going to happen more frequently as the infrastructure ages and money is short. We have seen bridge collapses, bus accidents, train accidents and recently, a plane accident.
The point is:
1. Expect more tragedies in increasing number and frequency.
2. Please pray for First Responders. They truly are on the front lines, and with incessant budget cuts, towns and cities are strapped. More people are doing more with less. These people who respond are real people, viewing increasingly large and incomprehensible tragedies. The explosion in Quebec was horrific. It leveled a lot of the town, 2000 people had to be evacuated, the fires burned for days. I can't imagine the trauma to a person who has to see these things, pry charred wood up from homes in looking for bones and bodies.
These are real men and women who serve an increasingly dying world. It's hard. They need prayer.