Train crash in Missouri brings down road bridge

Train crash in Missouri brings down road bridge

A train crash in Missouri has brought down a road bridge and injured seven people.

The collision in Scott County saw one of the freight trains derail and hit a pillar propping up the Highway M overpass.

According to, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said two vehicles were on the overpass when it collapsed and three people in one vehicle, two in the other were taken to a nearby hospital.

Two train conductors were also injured.

Reuters reports that the crash also caused a fire when diesel fuel leaked from one of the train engines.

Last week, a passenger train derailed in Connecticut injuring more than 70 people.

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