A 50-car train derailed in Minnesota

Train derailment
  • Officials said no one was injured in a large train derailment in Minnesota on Saturday.

  • It was unclear what was inside the car, and police said a crew of dangerous goods was on the scene.

  • A video posted on social media showed a mountain of derailed trains that fell into the lake.

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On Saturday afternoon, 50 Union Pacific trains derailed in Minnesota, with dozens of cars piled up on the wreckage of the lake.

Albert Lee Police Station statement No one was injured due to the derailment. The statement added that the Dangerous Goods team was on the scene “to help contain the material load” and “nothing is flying in the air at this time.”

Aerial footage from the local news station WCCO showed dozens of derailed trains stacking on top of each other and appearing to be partially submerged.

A Union Pacific spokesperson told insiders in a statement that the derailment affected about 28 train cars. The company “worked to identify what was in the derailed car,” a spokesman said the train was carrying mixed goods.

The statement added that the crew was intact and the cause of the derailment was being investigated.

Authorities also posted video Facebook shows the twisted wreckage of a train near the shores of Goose Lake, just north of the Iowa border.

This is a developing story. Check for updates.

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