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Train derails on bridge near Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, Kansas

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 14:41:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A train derailed Tuesday morning near the Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, Kansas.

Railroad officials said the Union Pacific train, which is carrying automobiles, left the tracks around 7:30 a.m. Two locomotives and five rail cars were derailed on the bridge.

Video shows the train cars leaving the tracks and crashing into each other before the train comes to a halt.

Train derailment near Santa Fe Junction in KCK

The cause of the derailment is under investigation, officials said.

As of 1:30 p.m., the train remained derailed on the bridge, though tow crews appeared to be on the scene to re-rail the cars.