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Two Cell Phone Towers Collapse Near Blaine; Two Reported Dead

Image Courtesy of Kansas First News (KSNT/KTKA/KTMJ)

Image Courtesy of Kansas First News (KSNT/KTKA/KTMJ)

Please see our updated story at http://www.kndyradio.com/2014/03/25/update-two-dead-in-communications-tower-collapse-near-blaine/ 

Two cellular towers collapsed near Rock Creek Road and Highway K-16 in Pottawatomie County this morning near the community of Blaine.

Pottawatomie County Fire Supervisor Bruce Brazzle told KMAN Radio that four individuals were working at the tower site, with two on the tower at the time of the collapse. Both of those workers are reported dead. We will continue to follow the story as more information is released.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.