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Train derails in Lafayette County

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The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a train derailment Thursday.

An eastbound Kansas City Southern intermodal train derailed around 1 a.m. just east of Higginsville, MO in Lafayette County.

The communications and community affairs office for KCS said four rail cars derailed, but Chopper5 video showed about 30 box cars overturned just north of State Highway AA at Salem Cemetery Road.

As of 12:45 p.m., the mail line was closed to rail traffic.

No hazardous materials were involved, and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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