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Train derailment leaves two dead

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McPHERSON (KWWL) -

Two workers are dead after a train collision around seven this morning.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway officials say a coal train rear-ended another train that was carrying maintenance equipment.

Officials also said that the conductor and engineer on the coal train were killed in the crash, but two crew members on the other train were not hurt.

Ten cars on the maintenance train as well as the locomotive on the coal train were derailed.

The track has been shut down pending an investigation and trains are being re-routed.

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