4 freight train cars derail in Altoona; no injuries reported

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ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Several cars of a freight train derailed in a Pennsylvania city, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

A security officer for Station Medical Center said that four cars came off the track in downtown Altoona at about 10:30 p.m.

The officer said the Norfolk Southern train was hauling coal, and the track needed repairs.

The president of Altoona firefighters local 299, Patrick Miller, said that there were no concerns about hazardous material.

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