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(WINSLOW, Ark.) — The National Transportation Safety Board sent a team to open an investigation into a train crash that occurred in northwest Arkansas on Thursday.

According to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, a passenger train and a freight train collided, injuring 44 people. Five of those injured were deemed “critical.”

The NTSB said at a Thursday-evening briefing that one of the trains stalled on the tracks, and the second, dispatched to rescue the first train, collided with it instead.

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