General Other

A 50-car train derailed in Minnesota

A 50-car train derailed in Minnesota
  • Authorities said no one was injured in a major train derailment in Minnesota on Saturday.

  • A Union Pacific spokesperson told Insider two of the cars were leaking hydrochloric acid.

  • Videos posted to social media showed piles of derailed train cars that had fallen into a lake.

  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

A 50-car Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon in Minnesota, leaving dozens of cars piled up in a lakeside wreckage, and at least two of them leaking hydrochloric acid.

Police and Union Pacific both confirmed no crew members were injured in the derailment.

A company spokesperson told Insider in a statement that the derailment affected roughly 28 of the train’s cars, and that it was working with emergency responders on a response plan for the hydrochloric acid leak.

The statement added that the train was carrying mixed commodities, and the cause of the derailment was being investigated.

Aerial footage from the local news station WCCO showed what appeared to be dozens of derailed train cars piled up on top of one another and partially submerged in water.

Authorities also posted a video on Facebook showing the twisted remains of the train near the shore of Goose Lake, just north of the Iowa border.

The Albert Lea Police Department said in a statement that a Hazmat team was on scene “to assist with material load containment,” and that there was “nothing airborne at this time.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read the original article on Business Insider

About the author

Christine Watkins

Christine founded Sports Grind Entertainment with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered Sports news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *