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A Norfolk Southern freight practice derailed on Saturday morning in Pennsylvania.

The incident despatched vehicles careening off the tracks and onto the banks of the Lehigh River with some ending up partially within the water.

The practice went off the tracks in Lower Saucon Township, near Allentown.

Dispatchers in Northampton County mentioned the derailment was reported at 7.14am. Authorities mentioned it was unclear what number of vehicles have been concerned however no accidents or hazardous supplies have been reported, in response to The Associated Press.

TraThis picture offered by Nancy Run Fire Company reveals a practice derailment alongside a riverbank in Saucon Township, Pa., on Saturday, March 2, 2024 Pennsylvania

In a message posted on social media, Northampton County’s government, Lamont McClure, additionally mentioned preliminary info indicated there have been “no evacuations, no injuries and no leaks” however that would change and “the best thing we can do to assist first responders is to STAY AWAY.”

In a press release, Norfolk Southern mentioned it had responded to the incident.

“At this time, there are no reports of injuries. We appreciate the quick, professional response by local emergency agencies. Our crews and contractors are on-scene and assessing with first responders,” it learn.

The derailment comes quickly after the one-year anniversary of the East Palestine catastrophe attributable to a Norfolk Southern practice derailment which triggered an enormous hearth and despatched poisonous gasoline billowing throughout the neighborhood.

During a go to to the Ohio city earlier this month, President Biden praised the “Herculean efforts” by the federal, state and native governments to wash up and, introduced federal grants from the National Institutes of Health to review the short- and long-term results of what occurred and blamed the derailment on greed by the railroad firm, Norfolk Southern.The derailment didn’t must occur, Biden mentioned.

“While there are acts of God, this was an act of greed that was 100% preventable,” Biden mentioned after native officers briefed him on the cleanup and took him to the positioning of the derailment. “Let me say it again, an act of greed that was 100% preventable.”

Earlier this week it was revealed that Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw was given a 37 per cent improve in compensation in 2023 regardless of the disaster.

With reporting from The Associated Press. This article has been up to date