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Train derails, spills soybeans

Sarah Kolberg / Forum Communications Co. A BNSF Investigator inspects the damage from a couple of derailed freight cars Saturday evening in Hatton, N.D. Two freight cars filled with soybeans were derailed and two were forced off the tracks. No one was injured in the accident.

HATTON, N.D. (AP) -- Crews have been working in Hatton to clean up from a train derailment that spilled soybeans and restricted travel through much of the eastern North Dakota town.

Traill County deputy sheriff Conrad Steinhaus said a car on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train jumped the tracks about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, causing it and seven others to tip.

No injuries were reported.

The derailment blocked several rail crossings around town, and Steinhaus said it could take until sometime Sunday before the tracks are clear.

BNSF officials said the 105-car train was heading from Mayville to the Pacific Northwest.