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Train Derails In North Alabama

BEAR CREEK, Ala. (AP) – Authorities in northwest Alabama say a train has derailed near the town of Bear Creek.

Marion County emergency dispatcher Heather Burgett says no injuries were reported after the derailment Thursday afternoon.

Officials say 12 cars came off the tracks and two schools were evacuated after the accident.

Information on what the train was carrying and what caused the derailment was not immediately available.

Bear Creek is about 40 miles south of Florence.