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Cargo Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

A cargo train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Mohave County, Arizona, authorities revealed on Wednesday night.

According to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Anita Mortensen, the crash occurred near the town of Topock, few miles to Arizona’s border with California.

Mortensen confirmed that the cargo train was carrying hazardous materials on board, but fortunately, there had been no reports of spills.

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Scene of the wreck

Also, no injuries were reported and the wreck was not blocking any travel in the area.

Stonix News recalled that a tornado warning had been issued by the National Weather Service for Topock until early Wednesday evening.

However, it was not clear whether severe weather condition played a role in the crash.

During a news conference today, Thursday, Mortensen said officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and BNSF Railway were heading to the scene of the derailment to investigate the actual cause.

As of the time of filing this report, it was not immediately clear which industrial company owned the cargo train and the materials in it.

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