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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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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.