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VIDEO: Train carrying coal derails in Gothenburg, Nebraska

Train derailment of cars carrying coal reported in Gothenburg, Nebraska
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About a dozen train cars flew off the tracks overnight in Gothenburg, Nebraska train derailment.

The incident occurred about 50 miles from the state capital of Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday morning, Daily Mail reported.

Nobody was injured.

Train derailment in Gothenburg, Nebraska sparks an emergency hazmat response

Authorities addressed yet another derailment on the country’s railways while hazmat personnel and law enforcement were on the scene.

In an effort to clean up the mess, Union Pacific Railroad crews were also present on the scene.

A witness told KNOP that the accident was the third derailment caused by a broken rail in the same location in the previous six months.

Union Railroad stated: “At about 1:45a.m. CST today, approximately 31 Union Pacific train cars carrying coal derailed near Gothenburg, Nebraska. No one was injured. The incident occurred about three miles southeast of Gothenburg. Cleanup has begun, with heavy equipment on site.

“One of the three mainline tracks near the derailment site reopened to train traffic at about 8 a.m. CST. The cause of the incident is under investigation,” they stated.

One person on Twitter said this was the fourth time in a year a train has derailed in Gothenburg.

The reason for the derailment is being investigated.

In May 2022, local news covered the derailing of a coal-laden Union Pacific train southeast of Gothenburg. In June, a second train derailment was reported close to Gothenburg, and a third occurred close to Lexington in November.

The Nebraska incident follows an emergency evacuation caused by a toxic train derailment in East Palestine

Over a dozen incidents have been reported since the beginning of the year, including the rail wreck.

The most last several rail accident comes after one of the deadliest derailments in recent memory occurred in East Palestine, Ohio.

On February 3, 50 cars, including 10 that were carrying hazardous materials, derailed and collided in a fiery accident.

Five of those vehicles slowly released toxic vinyl chloride, causing the crisis that quickly forced the evacuation of nearby homes.

Concerns about the security of the US railway system and the transportation of hazardous materials have been raised as a result of the frequent crises.


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