(BBC News) Two freight trains have collided in Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.

The crash, in Scott County, prompted one of the trains to derail, hitting a pillar propping up Highway M, reports said.

Two cars were on the bridge when it collapsed. Five passengers inside the cars were hurt and taken to hospital.

Two people in one of the freight trains were also injured.

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