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Train carrying military equipment derails in U.S. Colorado


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Los Angeles: A train carrying military equipment derailed Monday evening near the city of Colorado Springs in the western U.S. state of Colorado, local media reported Tuesday, citing authorities.

At least 13 cars of the train traveling from California to Fort Carson, a U.S. Army installation just outside Colorado Springs, derailed around 5:50 p.m. Monday local time, reported KKTV, a television station in Colorado Springs, affiliated with CBS, adding that five of these cars had catastrophic damage.

Fort Carson officials said the train cars had military vehicles and other equipment when they derailed, according to the report. The officials confirmed with KKTV there were no weapons or hazardous materials onboard.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the derailment was under investigation, the report added.

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