The accident occurred on the main line known as the Southern Transcon linking Los Angeles with Chicago. (Photo: iStock)

(Bloomberg) – Two BNSF Railway Co. freight trains collided in Texas, leaving at least one worker injured. Rescue efforts were under way for three other employees involved in the accident. 

The collision occurred at 8:25 a.m. local time near Panhandle, Texas, BNSF said in a statement Tuesday. The railroad said it would provide more details as they become available. Photographs from the scene showed fire and smoke billowing from a towering heap of tangled up metal from crumpled freight cars. 

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