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Norfolk Southern train carrying crude oil derails in Pennsylvania

VANDERGRIFT, PA–A Norfolk Southern Corp train carrying crude oil derailed in Vandergrift in western Pennsylvania on Thursday, the company confirmed. 

There were as yet no reports of injuries or fire at the scene, after twenty-one tank cars came off the track near an industrial park, according to a local borough official, reported Reuters news agency. 

The train, that was heading from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, was mainly carrying crude oil but included one car containing propane gas, a local official said. 

The train crashed into one building in the industrial complex near the Kiskiminetas River, he said.

Norfolk Southern Corp’s subsidiary Norfolk Southern Railway Co operates approximately 20,000 miles of railroad in 22 states and the District of Columbia, according to the company’s website.