Railroad officials investigate derailment at Houston train yard; no injuries, spills reported


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HOUSTON — Texas railroad officials are investigating a derailment at a southeast Houston train yard.

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokeswoman says no one was injured and nothing was spilled when an engine and one freight car flipped over Monday evening. They came to rest next to an overpass. At least one other freight car also went off the track operated by the Fort Worth-based railway company.

The car that overturned was carrying plastics. There were no hazardous materials onboard.

It's unclear what caused the derailment.

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