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Freight train derails in Crenshaw, Mississippi

CRENSHAW, Miss. -- The pictures speak for themselves.

"I thought, 'My Lord, it's a pileup down here on the railroad tracks.'"

More than a dozen box cars banged up, cluttering the track right through the heart of Crenshaw after they became separated from the train's engine.

"Approximately 18 that are either on the side or heavily damaged," said Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby.

Curtis Bowlen didn't see the mess, but didn't have to.

"Sounded like a canon going off," he told WREG's Luke Jones.

CN, the company who owns the train, told us the train was transporting grain from Iowa to Louisiana.

No one was hurt, but they still don't know how the cars came undone or when all this will be cleaned up.

"I couldn`t even give you a guesstimate. You know, you got a lot of cars here on the side, they have really good equipment, and the railroad`s got a reputation for really doing a good job," said Darby.

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