Several vehicles of a long-distance prepare derailed Monday afternoon within the US state of Missouri, with early stories of accidents among the many practically 250 passengers, the rail firm mentioned.
The Amtrak prepare, touring on a route from Los Angeles to Chicago, struck a dump truck at a public rail crossing within the space of Mendon, Missouri.
“There are approximately 243 passengers onboard with early reports of injuries,” the corporate mentioned in an announcement, including that it had dispatched workers to help native authorities within the response.
Images shared on social media confirmed at the least 5 railcars on their aspect in a corn area, with passengers climbing out the home windows and doorways.
AFP was not capable of instantly affirm the authenticity of the pictures.
The derailment comes sooner or later after one other Amtrak-operated prepare collided with a passenger car at a railroad crossing in California, leading to three deaths.
The crossing concerned didn’t have guards, and a neighborhood hearth official mentioned it was not unusual to have accidents there, the native NBC affiliate reported.
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