"The train was rumbling. We got off track, I guess. It was just a bunch of dust. There was dust everywhere. Then the train conductors they were running to the front, because I was all the way in the back. Five more minutes, we were just waiting there. Then they the train conductor came up and told us there was a fatality and wanted to see if anyone else was injured," Holmes said.
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Holmes recalled an explosion of some kind.
"It was an explosion. We got off track and then there was like a big explosion. Then there was a fire and windows burst out. Some people were cut up, but it was just minor injuries," Holmes said.