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Freight Train Derails On Banks Of Rain-Swollen Cosumnes River

ELK GROVE (CBS SF) – A freight train derailed on tracks surrounded by flood waters of the rain-swollen Cosumnes River Friday, sending nearly two dozen twisted and damaged railroad cars into the mud and shallow water.

The Sacramento County's Office of Emergency Services told CBS 13 that the derailment was believed to have been caused by flooding collapsing the north end a small rail bridge near Highway 99 and Dillard Road.

Helicopter video of the derailment shows the railroad cars twisted and smashed into each other.

The engine is not visible in the video.

A hazmat team was dispatched to the scene as the video showed a red liquid leaking into the waterway.

It was not immediately known if there were any injuries suffered by the crew in the derailment.


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