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Train derails in Arizona during heavy rainfall, flooding

Researchers are working to determine the cause of a train derailment in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona during heavy rain and flooding.

A freight train derailed and spilled debris along the side of an Arizona interstate on Tuesday after striking of water on flooded tracks in a wonderful moment captured on video.

The Union Pacific freight train derailed before 3:30 pm in Marana, located just outside of Tucson during a heavy thunderstorm, Tucson News Now reported.

Video of the tv station caught the moment that the motor touches the water, causing the water to shoot in the air and one of the cars going off the tracks. The train cars ended up on the frontage road of Interstate 10, pollution of the surrounding environment with debris.

Researchers are working to determine the cause of a train derailment in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona.

(North West Fire)

“There was a lot of rain, if someone is on the northwest side knows today,” Northwest Fire District Captain Brian Keeley told Tucson News Now. “I will tell you we had running water on both sides, and yet I was able to check if we had water running water over the tracks. That may be a contributing factor, but I will let the Union Pacific their research and eventually they will be able to determine.”

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Union Pacific told the news outlet 27 cars, some with double containers, derailed in the middle of the train.

Dirt on the side of an Arizona interstate after a freight train derailed after hitting water on the track.

(North West Fire)

The railroad began the return of the derailed cars to an upright position on the tracks on Wednesday at rail traffic through the area.

While there is much water on the track in time, the researchers have not yet determined a cause of the derailment and said it was still in research.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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