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Not sure where to put this but please pray 3 people missing after trains collide

GOODWELL, Okla. (AP) — Three Union Pacific Railroad crewmembers were missing after two freight trains collided Sunday in the Oklahoma Panhandle, authorities said.
An eastbound train carrying vehicles and a westbound train crashed about 10:08 a.m. Sunday near Goodwell, Union Pacific Corp. spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said. A two-person crew was aboard each train, and officials were unable to account for two engineers and a conductor, Espinoza said.
The other conductor appeared to be uninjured, and officials were interviewing him about what happened, she said.
"He's shaken up about the situation, and we are working to make sure that he receives any care that he needs. We're doing everything we can to find the rest of the crew," Espinoza said.
Law officers were searching areas near the tracks to determine if the missing crewmembers had escaped injury, Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy Randolph said.
"We're hoping they may have jumped off the train," Randolph said.
Two locomotives on the 80-car westbound train and a locomotive from the 108-car eastbound train caught fire after the collision, Espinoza said. One train was hauling a resin solution, but Espinoza said that load wasn't on fire and was doused with water as a precaution.
Firefighters had the blaze contained by Sunday night, but it continued to burn, Randolph said.
"Once the fire is out then we will have to wait until the wreckage cools — it's all metal — before emergency personnel can get in there," she said.
At least one firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of a heat-related injury after temperatures climbed past 100 degrees in the area, Randolph said. Other firefighters were treated for similar ailments at the scene.
A National Transportation Safety Board team was en route to the scene Sunday night. A spokesman didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.

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Asked by WildCat73 at 10:30 AM on Jun. 25, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • praying


    Answer by isismoon3 at 6:38 PM on Sep. 24, 2012

  • I heard this on the news this morning. This is a terrible situation. Are there any updates yet?

    Answer by 29again at 11:41 PM on Jun. 25, 2012

  • That is so sad, I hope they find them. They may not be alive but at least the bodies so they family as closure.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:02 PM on Jun. 25, 2012

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