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Bronx Train Derailment Spills Fuel Into Oak Point Yard

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A Sunday morning freight train derailment in Bronx caused fuel to be spilled into Oak Point railroad yard, an FDNY spokesman said.

The FDNY got a call about the derailment at 10:38 a.m., the FDNY said, for the crash near the Bruckner Expressway Leggett Avenue.

Photos from the scene posted to social media showed several train cars lying on their side. Nobody was injured in the derailment, the FDNY said, but oil leaked out from one of the cars.

The situation was declared under control at 11:35 a.m., meaning the company who operates the train was taking over the incident, the FDNY said.

The FDNY did not have any further information about the train or estimates of how much fuel was spilled.

This story will be updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

 

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Roheeni Saxena

is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is pursuing her master of public health degree. She has professional experience working with outdoor education programs at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and her graduate work has focused on health and science education for children living in Northern Manhattan. Inquiries can be directed towards roheeni.saxena@gmail.com.