Amtrack said the Amtrack train from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed on Monday after colliding with a dump truck at a public intersection in the state of Missouri. Amtrack said he received an "early report" of the injured, although the number of injured was not clear.
According to Amtrack, a train carrying about 243 people collided with a truck at about 1:42 pm in Mendon, Missouri, about two hours northeast of Kansas City. In local time, "several" cars will derail. The service said the local government is working to assist passengers.
Amtrak did not provide any additional information about the crash or the condition of the train and its passengers. However, the picture seems to show that multiple cars are lying sideways with the passengers sitting on top,and the videoshows the passengers from inside the car of the fallen train to each other. It seemed to indicate that they were comforting each other.
Mendon's representative, Sam Graves, saidthat he was "scrutinizing" the derailment.
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