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6 freight cars on train derail in Wilmington, Delaware; no injuries reported, traffic delayed


WILMINGTON, Delaware — Authorities say six freight cars on an East Penn Railway train have derailed in Wilmington. No injuries were reported, and transportation officials warn that traffic in the area is being delayed.

Delaware State Police say the derailment happened shortly before 2 p.m. Friday on Lancaster Pike at DuPont Road.

Bob Parker is president and CEO of the Regional Rail LLC, which owns East Penn Railway. He tells The Wilmington News Journal that all but one of the train's cars were empty. One flatbed was hauling steel plates, he said.

The railway company is working to move the train cars off the road.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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