Two freight trains have collided near the city of Panhandle, Texas. Emergency crews are responding to the scene, where the wreckage appears to be on fire. The collision took place Tuesday morning, about five miles (8 km) east of Panhandle, alongside US Highway 60 towards Amarillo. Little is known about the cause of the crash at this time. Unconfirmed reports say the collision was head-on.
Carson County officials are asking drivers to avoid the area, so the emergency crews can focus on rescue work. Police have complained that passing motorists are leaving their cars to take pictures of the accident, putting more people in danger, KCBD reported. Both trains were identified as belonging to BNSF, one of the largest freight railroads in North America and a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. READ MORE