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Defect likely cause of 4-car derailment in N.D.

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LEONARD, N.D. (AP) -- The derailment earlier this week of four cars on a Red River Valley & Western train in Leonard appears to have been caused by an internal defect.

The railroad's Carl Gruebele told WDAY-TV that the defect wasn't able to be detected by its inspectors. And, he says, because the line through Leonard wasn't one of the railroad's primary lines, a machine that checks for internal problems wasn't brought through for several years.

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