Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Derails Near Elko City, Nevada

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A train has derailed in Elko County, Nevada, and it was reportedly carrying bombs, ammonium nitrate, and grenades.

According to a public safety alert from the Elko City and County Public Safety Department posted on Twitter, the train derailed in Wells, Nevada, around 10:20 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

Elko County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 1 9 railroad cars were involved in the derailment.

It remains unclear what company train belongs to, and if any of the cars that derailed were carrying hazardous materials. It is unknown if anyone has been injured in the incident.

Emergency responders at the scene report having found a “white powdery substance” all over the ground near the derailment.

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