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.

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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.