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Train Derailment near Dresbach

DRESBACH, Minnesota (WXOW) - A train derailment sends two people to the hospital this morning with non-life threatening injuries. 

It happened near the I-90 Dresbach exit just before 5:30am. 

According to Incident commander Bernie Buehler, two trains were involved in the accident. 

One train coming from Portage was pulling 100 cars, the other was coming from La Crescent and carrying 15.  Out of the 115 train cars, crews could only see 49 that were left standing.  Some of the train cars did end up in the river.

The immediate area was evacuated, because of a propane leak.

Officers believe the propane leak was caused at the switching station, because of the derailment.

For safety reasons crews are waiting until later this morning to clean up. 

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