UP train derails 70 cars in Missouri

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MERCER, Mo. — No injuries were reported in the derailment of 70 cars of a Union Pacific train in north-central Missouri, near the Iowa border, on Thursday.

The derailment occurred about 7:30 a.m. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South told the Kansas City Star that no hazardous materials were involved. A video on the Star website appears to show cars of frac sand were involved. The train was en route from Butler, Wis., to Fort Worth, Texas, the Associated Press reports.

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