Two freight trains collide in Missouri, bringing down overpass

(Reuters) – Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said.

Two freight trains that collided at a rail intersection, collapsing an overpass in Missouri May 25, 2013, are pictured in this photo courtesy of KFVS12. Mike Mohundro of KFVS12-Handout via Reuters


Two freight trains that collided at a rail intersection, collapsing an overpass in Missouri May 25, 2013, are pictured in this photo courtesy of KFVS12. Mike Mohundro of KFVS12-Handout via Reuters

None of the seven people hurt in the fiery crash – two train workers and five people who had been in two cars on the overpass – suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement.

 

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