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Train tracks wash away in southwest Missouri


NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A stretch of train tracks has washed away and caused at least nine cars to topple onto their sides in southwest Missouri.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Andy Williams says the tracks washed away Sunday morning after crews stopped the train because of flooding along the line. He says teams arrived at the scene Monday to access the damage.

Williams says the train was headed eastbound from California. The derailed cars were transporting about 30 containers. No hazardous materials were involved.

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