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Cleanup begins for 20 derailed West Virginia train cars

July 22, 2019

VIVIAN, W.Va. (AP) — Crews have begun clearing the scene of a train derailment in West Virginia, where up to 20 cars went off the rails, some of which had carried hazardous materials at one point.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Kimball Fire Chief Jimmy Gianato said the hazardous material train cars were empty during the Saturday crash, but will still be continually monitored due the possibility of a leak.

After the Norfolk Southern train cars derailed near Vivian, West Virginia, some toppled onto their side. Others fell into the neighboring creek.

The newspaper reports one was labelled “Carbon Dioxide Refrigerated Liquid.”

Crews with Norfolk Southern, Emergency Railroad Services and Cranemasters worked to clear the scene Sunday.

Nobody was reported injured.

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