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A Union Pacific train derailed in Minnesota on Saturday.

  • Authorities said no one was injured in a major train derailment in Minnesota on Saturday.
  • It's unclear what was in the cars, and police said Hazmat crews were on scene.
  • Videos posted to social media showed piles of derailed train cars that had fallen into a lake.
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A 50-car Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon in Minnesota, leaving dozens of cars piled up in a lakeside wreckage.

The Albert Lea Police Department said in a statement that no one was injured in the derailment. The statement added that a Hazmat team was on scene "to assist with material load containment," and that there was "nothing airborne at this time."

Aerial footage from the local news station WCCO showed what appeared to be dozens of derailed train cars piled up on top of one another and partially submerged in water.

Authorities also posted a video on Facebook showing the twisted remains of the train near the shore of Goose Lake, just north of the Iowa border.

It's unclear what was in the cars that derailed.

Union Pacific did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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