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Authorities report more pronghorn killed in train accident

Antelope near tracks
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Antelope congregate near railroad tracks

HAMER, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reporting an additional 32 pronghorn have been killed in a second train accident in eastern Idaho.

A train collided with 64 pronghorn Feb. 3 killing 45 on impact and severely injuring another 19 in the same area near Hamer.

IDFG authorities gave a second update Friday that an additional 32 were struck by a train in a second incident. IDFG staff were in the area on a continued search for pronghorn that were hung up in a fence the evening before officials made the discovery.

Five pronghorn had severe injuries and were put down by an officer. Another 27 appeared to have been killed on impact. All salvageable meat was donated to needy families around the region.

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