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25 train cars derail in Idaho, spilling grain


25 train cars derail in Idaho, spilling grain

The Associated Press

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho — A BNSF Railway train loaded with grain has derailed in a remote canyon in Idaho, about 18 miles east of Bonners Ferry.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says 25 cars derailed Sunday afternoon as the train with four locomotives and 97 loads of grain headed from Montana to Kalama, Wash., at about 18 mph. Melonas says 18 cars are reported on their sides and seven are upright.

He said crews will work through the night to move cars, remove spilled grain and replace damaged track.

BNSF has not yet determined...

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