Train Derailment Causes Fuel Leak in Sellersville

At least five box cars from an East Penn Railroad train derailed near Jessica Lane in Sellersville around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say three cars of a 23-car freight train derailed in suburban Philadelphia, resulting in a diesel fuel leak but no reported injuries.

The borough of Perkasie said the refrigerated box cars overturned after derailing Tuesday afternoon in Sellersville in Bucks County. Officials said the cars were carrying butter. They said there were no injuries to the train crew.

Officials said 17 cars were carrying propane, but they didn't derail, but there was a leak of diesel fuel from the refrigerated cars in the nearby Perkiomen Creek. Hazmat crews are currently at the scene.

Authorities were asking residents not to approach the scene of the derailment because"there can be many hazards related to an incident of this nature." There was no immediate word on what may have caused the derailment.

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