August 21, 2012 / 12:31 PM / in 5 years

CSX Corp train derailment kills two in Maryland

Aug 21 (Reuters) - A CSX Corp. freight train carrying coal derailed west of Baltimore and killed two people, police said on Tuesday.

Police received a call around midnight that an eastbound CSX train had come off the tracks in downtown Ellicott City, about 12 miles ( 20 km) w est of downtown Baltimore, Howard County Police said in a statement.

Rescue workers discovered two bodies in the wreckage, police said. Their identities are unknown.

Twenty-one of the train’s 80 cars had left the tracks, police said.

Police said CSX is investigating the accident, but the cause is not known at this time.

A CSX spokesman was not immediately available to comment.

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