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3 train workers killed when locomotive plunges into N.M. ravine

Dec. 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM

BAYARD, N.M., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A train locomotive pulling eight cars plunged into a ravine in New Mexico this weekend, killing three men on board, state police said.

The accident occurred about noon Saturday 3 miles outside Bayard in Grant County, KRQE-TV, Albuquerque, reported.

The Silver City Sun-News reported the locomotive left the tracks and dropped 40 to 50 feet into a ravine, while the cars, which were carrying iron, continued down the track before derailing on a curve.

The train was operated by Southwestern Railroad, KRQE-TV said.

The Sun-News said the cause of the accident had not yet been determined. All three victims were in the locomotive.

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