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Train derailment in central Pa. spills coal from 4 cars; no injuries reported, cause sought


NISBET, Pennsylvania — Authorities say a train derailment in central Pennsylvania spilled coal from four cars, but caused no reported injuries.

Officials in Lycoming County told The (Williamsport) Sun-Gazette ( ) that a dozen cars on the 129-car train derailed in Nisbet shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fire chief James Pfleegor said the train was heading from Altoona to PPL's Strawberry Ridge power plant. He said four cars were upset and at least two were destroyed, with the bottoms of some of the cars torn off during the derailment.

Pfleegor said special equipment was brought to the scene to start the cleanup, which could take several days. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Information from: Williamsport Sun-Gazette,

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