Train derailment injures two

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Dec 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) — A train filled with iron ore pellets has derailed in northeastern Minnesota, injuring two people.

Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson says the derailment happened just after 1 p.m. on a bend in the tracks in Two Harbors.

It's unclear how extensive the injuries are, but the two people were taken from the scene by ambulance.

Uwe Kausch, a sales manager at Northshore Manufacturing, says the rail cars were everywhere, "stacked up like cord wood," with some pointing up vertically.

LeRoy Veness, who owns a repair shop about 100 yards from the rail line, says he heard the derailment. Vennes says, "Our whole building was rumbling."

A typical ore train has just over 100 cars.

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