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4 freight train cars derail in Altoona; no injuries reported

April 10, 2021 GMT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Several cars of a freight train derailed in a Pennsylvania city, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

A security officer for Station Medical Center told WJAC-TV that four cars came off the track in downtown Altoona at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

The officer said the Norfolk Southern train was hauling coal, and the track needed repairs.

The president of Altoona firefighters local 299, Patrick Miller, told WTAJ-TV that there were no concerns about hazardous material.