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Video: Union Pacific train derails 70 cars in north-central Missouri

Train derailment near Mercer, MO
Posted at 2:41 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 15:41:13-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A train derailed around 70 cars Thursday morning in north-central Missouri near the Iowa border.

The southbound Union Pacific train derailed around 7:30 a.m. at U.S. 65 and Destiny Loop near Mercer, Missouri, according to a Union Pacific spokeswoman.

Kristen South, senior director of corporate communications and media relations, said no hazardous materials were involved, and no one was injured in the incident.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Watch drone video of the derailment below (courtesy Jerry Girdner):