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Tanker Train Cars Derailed in El Segundo

train accident el segundo californiaRail service on Metro’s Green Line was suspended Thursday  between El Segundo and Redondo Beach after tanker cars derailed in the mid afternoon.  The derailment was reported about 2:30 pm; as many as 15 cars were overturned along the track near Chapman Way in El Segundo.

The train was carrying liquefied natural gas; no leaks or injuries were reported.  Evacuations were ordered for nearby businesses and a local park.  Heavy equipment was brought in to raise the derailed cars back to upright position.  The cause of the derailment has not been determined.  BNSF railway, the operator of the train, will launch an investigation.  Preliminary reports indicate that areas around the tracks appeared to have been flooded due to recent heavy rains.  It is unclear whether higher than normal recent rainfall contributed to the incident.

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