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Train Derails Near Olivia in SW Minnesota

Created: 02/01/2014 4:49 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Authorities are investigating the derailment of four cars on a Twin Cities and Western Railroad freight train in southwestern Minnesota.
    
Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable says his office received a call around 3:00 p.m. Friday that a train derailed a mile east of Olivia in Bird Island Township. KNSI Radio reports deputies found three empty tanker cars and a fully-loaded coal car left the tracks, none of which tipped over.
    
The derailment blocked one intersection and a private driveway.
    
Twin Cities and Western Railroad personnel were called to the scene to clear the blockage and repair the tracks.
    
There were no reports of injuries.

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