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Sunday
Aug172014

At Least Two Killed in Arkansas Freight Train Collision

iStock/Thinkstock(HOXIE, Ark.) -- Two freight train crew members were killed in a fiery collision between two trains in the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie early Sunday morning.

According to Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Kendell Snyder, two others were injured and have been transported to local hospitals.

While officials had been concerned the trains were carrying toxic chemicals, the Department of Emergency Management confirms there was no hazardous or toxic release.

The fire has mostly been extinguished. About 500 people in the area were initially evacuated, but the evacuation order has since been lifted.


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