Train Derailment in Philadelphia Leaves Cars Hanging Over River

No one was injured in a train derailment early this morning in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The derailment left a tanker car and boxcar dangling off a bridge over the Schuylkill River, according to the local NBC affiliate (). Police, firefighters, and a Coast Guard vessel responded to the scene.

Six cars carried crude oil, but no leaking was reported. The cause of the derailment is not yet known.

Read more and view a video of the scene at http://bit.ly/1doBFXu.

Fortunately there were no fatalities or injuries in this incident, but the derailment brings to mind several recent emergencies involving trains, some of which have caused deaths. For more on these incidents, consider No Injuries Reported in Fiery North Dakota Train Derailment, Technical Rescue: Photos of Bronx (NY) Train Derailment, and Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Quebec, Causes Explosions.

For more on fire department response to such incidents, consider Mass Casualty Incident: Spanish Train Derailment , Part 1 and Part 2, CT Train Derailment and Mass Casualty Response, and ANHYDROUS AMMONIA TRAIN DERAILMENT .

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