DEVELOPING: *MASS CASUALTIES* – Amtrak Train Derails In Missouri After Hitting Dump Truck

An Amtrak train on Monday derailed near Mendon in central Missouri after hitting a dump truck.

Multiple casualties were reported.

According to reports, there were approximately 243 people on board the train.

KMBC reported:

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KMBC has confirmed that an Amtrak passenger train has derailed in rural Missouri early Monday afternoon.

Several train cars can be seen on their side in photos posted to social media shortly after the incident.

The crash appears to have taken place near Mendon, Missouri.

Amtrak has confirmed that several cars derailed on train four traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after striking a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri, at 1:42 pm. There were approximately 243 passengers onboard with early reports of injuries.

Local authorities are currently assisting riders; Amtrak says it has deployed resources to help.

Disoriented passengers climbed out of windows.


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