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(WASHINGTON) — A CSX freight train has derailed  near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station in Washington D.C. Sunday morning, sending several cars off the tracks.

CSX officials said that 9 cars derailed.

Early reports said the cars may be leaking hazardous materials.

“One derailed car is leaking sodium hydroxide, which is used to produce various household products including paper, soap and detergents,” the official said.

Crews worked to seal the leak and the cleanup of the material continues.

“We are grateful for the swift response from Washington D.C. first responders and other agencies,” the company added.

No injuries have been reported.

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