See photo: Arkansas tornado rips UP train off the tracks

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A tornado carrying an EF-3 rating tore through Jonesboro, Ark., on Saturday evening injuring 22. 

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-3 tornado has maximum winds of 140 mph. Homes, business and a mall were destroyed, and a Union Pacific freight train was literally pulled from the tracks, leaving wheels and axles almost in place.

A BNSF train was derailed during a tornado in Arkansas on Saturday.

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