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ALTON, Iowa (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a train derailed in northwest Iowa and 20 cars carrying soybean oil and sand fell into the flooded Floyd River.
The Des Moines Register reports the bridge beneath the Union Pacific train collapsed as part of the derailment Sunday morning. Officials say no hazardous materials leaked into the river.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Sioux County Sheriff’s Department shot video showing the mangled pile of rail cars and the bridge in the river. Alton City Administrator Dale Oltmans says the derailment happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on the edge of the small town of Alton.
Drone footage captures a freight train derailed, with cars strewn in the surrounding water. There were no reported injuries, nor known hazardous materials are leaking or in the air, the City of Alton Iowa said in a statement. https://t.co/8uzRSe45Ce pic.twitter.com/weIh3MwYrB
— ABC News (@ABC) September 23, 2018
— KCCI News (@KCCINews) September 23, 2018
Union Pacific train derails near Alton https://t.co/D593hycwgB
— N’West Iowa Review (@NWestIowaREVIEW) September 23, 2018
UP train derails in Iowa: cars loaded with Soybeans or sand. https://t.co/KGOHUG447Z
— Mary Kennedy (@MaryCKenn) September 23, 2018
A Union Pacific train derailed early this morning near Alton, Iowa. No one was hurt, and there was no hazardous material on board, but there is a big mess to clean up. https://t.co/hAaSOe8Gb2 pic.twitter.com/GiqjoZm3xr
— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) September 23, 2018
— KETV NewsWatch 7 (@KETV) September 23, 2018
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