Near the Panhandle of Texas, two freight trains have collided!
Emergency services are now responding to the deadly incident, eyewitnesses have reported that the wreckage appears to be on fire.
The cause of the crash is not currently known at this time. The trains are with BNSF Railway, one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America.
So far, we can see train carriages on top of each other and a large fire burning. Initial reports indicate that the collision was head-on.
At least one person was injured and was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital in stable condition, KFDA reported. Emergency officials were staging at the Carson County AG barn.
BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust said two BNSF freight trains were involved in the collision, which occurred at about 8:40 a.m.
Hospitals were on high alert and were preparing for possible injuries.
Panhandle authorities were asking all residents to cut down water usage as the city’s supply was being drained by firefighters trying to contain the blaze, KVII reported.
via Fox News
The Federal Railroad Administration is aware of the incident near the Texas Panhandle. Investigators are en route.
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This is a breaking news story. We will post more details as they become available.