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Arkansas train collision kills 2, injures 2

By Kevin Fitzgerald     Aug 19, 2014 in World
Hoxie - Two Union Pacific freight trains collided head-on early Sunday morning at around 3 a.m. and resulted in the deaths of two crew members and the injuries of two additional employees.
According to New York Daily News, it is still unclear why the two trains were on the same track traveling in opposite directions. An investigation headed by Union Pacific is currently being conducted.
A CNN report states that one of the trains was carrying diesel fuel while the other was carrying a large shipment of an alcoholic beverage.
A fire resulting from the crash prompted authorities to evacuate some local residents to a nearby shelter, according to the Inquisitr.
The Inquisitr also stated that the flames had been extinguished by 10am Monday.
The Guardian reports that this is the second head-on collision to occur between two Union Pacific trains in the past two years. The other collision occurred in Oklahoma in June, 2012 and resulted in the deaths of three crew members and the injury of another employee.
The town of Hoxie, where the most recent collision took place, has a population of just over 2,700 residents and is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Memphis, TN.
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