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Derailed train cars in Sinaloa today. Derailed train cars in Sinaloa today.

29-car pileup after freight train derails

No injuries were reported in the accident, which occurred in Sinaloa

A freight train derailed in Sinaloa early this morning leaving a spectacular pileup of 29 cars.

The Ferromex train went off the tracks in Mocorito, between the communities of Tierritas Blancas and Zapotillo.

Civil Protection officials were on the scene after reports that some of the cars were carrying ammonia, but later reports indicated the tanks were empty. They said there was no danger to nearby residents.

There have been no reports of injuries in the crash, which occurred shortly after 3:00am.

Ferromex officials, local police, firefighters and military personnel were also on the scene this morning.

Source: El Universal (sp), Milenio (sp)

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