Coal train derails in Maryland

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A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed early Thursday morning in Bowie, Md., according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department.

The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the railroad since Wednesday, when a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lynchburg, Va., and a retaining wall collapsed onto freight tracks in Baltimore. Heavy rains may have played a role in both incidents, CSX spokesman Gary Sease said.