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Wynne, AR

Train Derailment

On Thursday night one neighborhood in Wynne nearly had a freight train barrel through peoples back doors.

Several tons of coal were dumped just short of homes after a train went around a curve and jumped the tracks.

This caused 11cars to derail 6 of which tipped over.

Officers say no one was hurt and it looks like a bad piece of railing caused the accident.

People that are now living with the mess say the soot left them in a cloud of smoke.

Clean up of all the coal should take about a week for crews to remove.

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