December 2013 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in Science and Disasters news for the month of December 2013.

  • Fatal Train Crash in Bronx (Dec. 1): A Metro-North train traveling from Poughkeepsie derails in the Bronx. Eight of the train's cars fly off the tracks, several landing on their sides. The train operator tells first responders that the train was going to fast into a turn, forcing him to use an emergency braking maneuver. Four people are killed and more than 60 are injured.

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