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Tracks cleared after 6 train cars derail in South Dakota

June 29, 2019 GMT

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Crews have cleared a train derailment in western South Dakota.

Six empty cars of a westbound Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad derailed and overturned in New Underwood on Thursday night.

A spokesman for RCP&E’s parent company, Genesee & Wyoming of Darien, Connecticut, tells the Rapid City Journal that a total of 82 cars made up the train that partially derailed.

There were no injuries or hazardous materials involved. The tracks were cleared and back in service Friday night.

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The cause of the derailment is under investigation.