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Freight train derails between Palmerston North and Napier spilling six wagons of logs

An investigation is underway after a freight train travelling from Palmerston North to Napier derailed last night spilling six loads of logs.

The incident happened at about 10pm last night when the loaded freight train derailed at the junction between the Main North and Napier lines.

Six wagons derailed and spilled their load of logs.

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission is investigating - a team arrived this morning at the site.