3 missing, 1 injured after Texas trains collide

NC_train0629_1500x845Panhandle, Tex. (KAMR) — Three people are missing and one injured in a head-on train collision in Texas Tuesday morning.

Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains collided, both cargo trains carrying household items.

For much of the day a large plume of black smoke was visible for miles.

Firefighters and first responders spent much of the day trying to extinguish the fire so they could look for the three missing crew members.

BNSF engineer Joe Faust says it’s likely that the surviving crew-member jumped before the collision.

He was taken to an Amarillo hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

As for the other three, the fire hampered rescue efforts.

Sgt. Dan Buesing says, “The main goal right now is to get the fire out. Firefighters are working around the clock to get that extinguished. We still won’t have any confirmations on the people inside until they have extinguished the fire.”

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