Train cars derail near river south of downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Seven empty train cars derailed on Union Pacific train tracks south of St. Louis early Thursday.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports police received no reports of injuries after the cars derailed near the riverfront.

Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff says the cars that derailed off the terminal rail bridge were empty.

DeGraff says damage occurred to the bridge and the tracks. He says it’s too early to determine what caused the derailment.

The westbound train was moving between two rail yards when it derailed.

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