Coal train derails near Bloomington leaving several residents with electricity

Train headed to Indianapolis

BLOOMINGTON - Several cars of a coal train derailed near Bloomington early Wednesday, authorities said.

The derailment was reported about 2 am. near East State Road 45, northeast of Bloomington when six of 100 cars left the track, Monroe County Sheriff's Department reported.

The impact of the crash knocked down power lines in the area, causing several residents to lose electricity. No injuries were reported. 

The train was carrying coal from Carlisle, Ind., to Indianapolis.

The cause of the derailment remained under investigation.

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