Amtrak Train Carrying 243 People Derails in Missouri

(MENDON, Mo.) — A passenger practice touring from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Missouri on Monday afternoon and preliminary stories point out that some individuals aboard have been injured, Amtrak stated.

The Southwest Chief was carrying about 243 passengers when it collided with a dump truck close to Mendon at 1:42 p.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods stated.

Social media posts from the scene present a number of rail automobiles on their sides. The Missouri Freeway Patrol stated eight automobiles derailed.

Three passengers have been taken from the scene to College Hospital in Columbia, hospital spokesman Eric Maze stated. He didn’t have info on their circumstances.

The Freeway Patrol and different native regulation enforcement items have been on the scene to assist and Amtrak stated it has deployed assets to the positioning.

Mendon, with a inhabitants of about 160, is about 84 miles (135 kilometers) northeast of Kansas Metropolis.

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