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More than 30 Union Pacific train cars derail near Gothenburg, officials say

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) – No one was injured after 31 train carriages derailed early Tuesday morning near Gothenburg, officials said.

Union Pacific said in a statement that the derailment happened around 1:45 am, about three miles southeast of Gothenburg.

Crews have begun using heavy equipment to clear the derailed cars, which were carrying coal, according to the statement.

One of the three main platforms has since reopened, officials say.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

SEE ALSO: No injuries reported after coal train derailment in central Nebraska

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