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Forum News Service, Published December 02 2013

BNSF line reopens after empty oil tankers derail

MINOT, N.D. - BNSF Railway reopened its line southeast of Minot about 2:30 p.m. Monday after nine empty oil tanker cars derailed early Sunday.

BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth said the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday near Selz after a pickup struck a moving rail car near the rear of the train.

The 104-car train, headed from Oklahoma to western North Dakota, dragged the pickup and caused the nine tanker cars to derail, McBeth said.

No injuries were reported, she said.