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Train derails in Franklin County

WASHINGTON, Mo. | A train hauling coal from Wyoming to Cora, Ill., has derailed near Washington, Mo.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday, when 37 of the train’s 142 cars jumped the tracks along the riverbank of the Missouri River, 10 miles west of Washington.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said all the cars were removed from the track by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Crews were to work through Tuesday night to repair about 1,000 feet of damaged track, with the line scheduled to reopen about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Davis says no one was injured and none of the derailed cars went into the river.

Amtrak bused its passengers around the derailment.

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