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Wisconsin train derailment sends cars into Mississippi River

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2023
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MADISON, Wis. — A freight train derailed along the Mississippi River in southwestern Wisconsin Thursday, injuring one crew member, emergency officials said. The train derailed in Crawford County along the Mississippi River at about 12:15 p.m., WKBT-TV reported. About 20 BNSF cars were involved, said Crawford County Emergency Management Specialist Marc Myhre. Two cars ended up in the river but washed ashore. Hazardous materials believed to be batteries were onboard, but they’ve been contained and don’t pose a threat to the public, officials said. BNSF Railway spokesperson Lena Kent said...

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