7 injured in Missouri train collision

10:25 AM, May 25, 2013   |    comments
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ROCKVIEW, Mo. --  At least seven people were injured when two freight trains collided in southeast Missouri early Saturday morning.

Authorities say the two trains trains crashed at an overpass near Chafee in Rockview.  The overpass collapsed when one of the trains struck a pillar. Two vehicles were on the bridge at the time.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene and put out a fire on one of the trains.

Most of the victims were treated and released from local hospitals.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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