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Train derails in Illinois

Incident occurred Tuesday afternoon
Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 15:19:42-04

DUPO, Ill. — A train derailed in Dupo, Illinois at around 1:45 p.m. EST.

The CBS affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri, KMOV, reported that at least 16 train cars were involved in this incident, and evacuations in the surrounding area are underway.

In a statement, the Union Pacific Railroad said that one of the train cars contained a flammable liquid called methyl isobutyl ketone.

The cause is unknown at the time of publication.