22 Train Cars Plunge Into River After Derailment In California


California: A freight train that jumped tracks while crossing a bridge in California plunged 22 coaches into a swollen river. No one was injured in the accident.

Three people were onboard the train when it derailed at about 12:45 p.m. (Local Time)  on Friday near the city of Elk Grove, the Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs was quoted by the local KCRA TV as saying.

Twenty-two coaches of the 33-car train derailed from its tracks and most of them landed in a flooded area adjacent to the Cosumnes River, Xinhua news agency quoted him as saying.

The company “absolutely apologised for the disruption, but thankfully there were no injuries, no hazardous material involved,” he said. The northbound train carrying food products was headed from Tracy, a city in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, to Roseville, located in the Sacramento metropolitan area.

The cause of the derailment was under investigation.

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