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updated: 10/28/2013 8:27 AM

19 train cars carrying coal derail in S. Illinois

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CHRISTOPHER -- Emergency officials in southern Illinois say there is no public safety threat after a train hauling coal derailed in Franklin County.

Franklin County Emergency Management director Ryan M. Buckingham says 19 cars of a Burlington-Northern train derailed Sunday afternoon. It happened between the towns of Christopher and Zeigler in a rural area. Buckingham says all but two of the train cars were heavily damaged.

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Officials say they're investigating the cause of the derailment. Christopher is about 25 miles north of Carbondale.

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