Track reopens after UP derailment with K-Line cargo
The Union Pacific has reopened its track near Tyrone, Okla., that was closed after 34 cars of a freight train derailed April 21, knocking down power lines and requiring local traffic to be diverted.
The track was reopened by 7:30 p.m. April 22, John Bromley, Union Pacific's director of public affairs told Shippers' NewsWire.
A source at 'K' Line, a Japanese ocean carrier and logistics company, confirmed that the train carried 'K' Line cargo. Four of the derailed containers held black paint, fireworks and other explosives. The rest held 'mixed freight — consumer goods,' Bromley explained.
Two engineers on board the train were not hurt, and there were no reports of other injuries. The UP train was headed toward Liberal, Kan., when it derailed at the intersection of a county road, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident, Bromley said.