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ALTOONA – Several cars of a freight train derailed Friday in Altoona, but no injuries were reported, authorities said.

A security officer for Station Medical Center told WJAC-TV that four cars came off the track in downtown Altoona at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

The officer said the Norfolk Southern train was hauling coal, and the track needed repairs.

The president of Altoona Firefighters Local 299, Patrick Miller, told WTAJ-TV that there were no concerns about hazardous material.

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