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CSX Investigating 7-Car Train Derailment Near Harpers Ferry

BRUNSWICK, Md. (WJZ) -- A freight train carrying seven cars of grain derailed early Saturday morning in the area between Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Brunswick, Maryland.

CSX officials say the derailment happened around 2:30 a.m Saturday as the train was traveling eastbound. As a result of the derailment, two of the seven cars fell into the Potomac River.

A representative for the company says all seven cars were empty and there were no hazardous materials involved that could be potentially harmful to the environment.

CSX Train Derailment
Photo taken by Carlyn Leigh Pate.
Train derailment
Photo taken by Carlyn Leigh Pate.
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No injuries were reported. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

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