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Freight train derails in Greenville

Posted April 30, 2014

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— Investigators were trying to figure out what caused a train derailment Wednesday morning in Greenville.

Five cars on a CSX freight train jumped the tracks at about 4 a.m. near East Carolina University. The cars were carrying ammonium polyphosphate, an agricultural product that is used for fertilizer.

The non-hazardous chemical leaked from two cars.

No injuries were reported.

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