Loaded coal train derails near Hyannis

Portions of a loaded coal train have derailed in a rural area of west-central Nebraska.

A spokesperson for BNSF Railway confirmed the derailment of 29 cars of the eastbound train at around 5 a.m. Tuesday morning between Ashby and Hyannis.

The spokesperson said that the derailed cars, which were in the middle of the 100-plus car train, are on their side. There were no injuries in the incident.

Investigation and clean up of the accident are underway.

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