Five freight train cars derailed in the US

US freight train derail
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A goods train with five cars derailed near Ayer, Massachusetts, in the United States.

According to the Ayer Fire Department, emergency responders responded to a report of a train derailment shortly before noon on Thursday.

Five derailed cars were discovered. According to the Xinhua news agency, the train was not transporting any dangerous materials.

Employees from CSX, a freight railway operator based in North America, “verified that the cars are sealed and transporting trash/recycling material” on the site.

According to the Ayer Fire Department, containment booms were deployed to the river near the incident as a precaution.