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Train derailment in Pittsburg Co., no injuries reported

Posted at 1:13 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 17:09:38-05

MCALESTER, Okla. AP — Authorities in southeastern Oklahoma so no injuries were reported following an early-morning train derailment.

Officials say a Union Pacific train derailed about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in a rural area north of Kiowa, about 105 miles (314 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 16 rail cars and a rear-facing locomotive derailed. Pittsburg County Emergency Management officials say that no injuries have been reported and no hazardous materials were involved in the wreck.

Emergency management officials say crews are working to repair damage and return the cars to the rails. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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