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3 cars on 23-car freight train derail; no injuries reported

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SELLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - 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 used by the refrigerated cars.

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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