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Union Pacific coal train derails in SE Nebraska

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FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific railroad officials are cleaning up a mess in southeast Nebraska after 41 coal cars derailed.

The Beatrice Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/WQS82t ) the derailment happened southeast of Fairbury around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

Officials with the railroad and the Jefferson County Sheriff's office say no one was injured in the derailment.

Union Pacific was working with heavy equipment Sunday afternoon to clean up the coal and damaged railcars.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the derailment or how long the cleanup would take.

The train that derailed was headed for St. Louis.

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Information from: Beatrice Sun, http://www.beatricedailysun.com

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