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Train cars derail near Lake McConaughy | KTIC Radio

Train cars derail near Lake McConaughy

Train cars derail near Lake McConaughy
Courtesy/Photo Credit: Andrew Redwine and Tawny Staab 9-5-16

A storm Sunday evening  derailed 7 train cars north of Lake McConaughy.  Reports also say some tents were destroyed, including a tent full of people that was leveled by a tree branch. Those injured were taken to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The Keith County Sheriff’s Office  in Ogallala reports it did not dispatch deputies to either location.

Courtesy/photos from Andrew Redwine and Tawny Staab 9-5-16
Courtesy/photos from Andrew Redwine and Tawny Staab 9-5-16

A  Keith County Sheriff’s Office Communications specialist says Union Pacific Railroad handled the derailment and  the Sheriff’s Office was  not made aware of the incident involving the tree branch falling on a tent or tents.

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