A train carrying potentially hazardous materials has derailed in the US State of Montana, with several cars ending up in the water, authorities said on Saturday. Montana Rail Link, the company operating the train, said there were no injuries.
In a statement on Facebook, Stillwater County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Department (DES) said the incident occurred at about 6am local time on a bridge over the Yellowstone River, which collapsed. In total, three cars containing hot asphalt and four cars carrying molten sulfur crashed into the water, it added.
🚨#BREAKING: Train derails into Yellowstone River after bridge collapsed sparking fears of hazardous spills
Currently A large emergency response is underway after a freight train fell into the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana. The train was crossing… pic.twitter.com/4VWyC2lLOY
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