https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10958473/Multiple-people-feared-dead-Amtrak-derailment-near-Kansas-City.html

Mass casualties after Amtrak hits dump truck on public crossing and derails near Kansas City: Terrified passengers escape out of smashed windows on LA-Chicago train

  • An Amtrak train derailed after hitting a dump truck at a public crossing near Kansas City in Missouri on Monday afternoon around 1:42 p.m. 
  • Multiple casualties were reported and emergency workers are on the scene
  • The Southwest Chief Train 4 was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago
  • Approximately 243 people were onboard at the time of the crash 

Multiple casualties have been reported after an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed when it struck a dump truck at a public crossing near to Kansas City in Missouri.

The Southwest Chief Train 4, which was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, collided with the truck and came off the tracks at Mendon in Missouri around 1:42 p.m. Monday afternoon, Amtrak confirmed to DailyMail.com. 

There were ‘early reports of injuries,’ Amtrak said in a statement, adding that there were 243 passengers onboard at the time of the crash.  

Shocking photos taken in the immediate aftermath show a female passenger being helped out of a broken window, while others were seen atop overturned cars. 

Local emergency personnel have responded to the scene. 

Shocking photos taken in the immediate aftermath show a female passenger being helped out of a broken window, while others were seen atop overturned cars.

Survivors of an Amtrak crash in Missouri shared a photo of themselves atop the overturned train

Survivors of an Amtrak crash in Missouri shared a photo of themselves atop the overturned train 

A broken truck axle was snapped close to the track in the aftermath

A broken truck axle was snapped close to the track in the aftermath 

Journalist Nylah Burton, who was on a separate Amtrak train set to depart Albuquerque, says she was informed of the possible deaths and injuries by a staff member who came into her car to announce a delay caused by the incident. 

She tweeted: ‘An @Amtrak train just derailed in Kansas City (there are likely fatalities but they don’t know all the details) so I’m stuck in Albuquerque tonight because the train can’t go any further.’

A Twitter user called Durand shared the shocking snaps, saying: ‘Oh no.. #Amtrak derailment somewhere in #Missouri.’ 

Amtrak confirmed to DailyMail.com that multiple injuries were reported, but no additional details were released. 

Amtrak tweeted that the Southwest Chief Train 3, which was scheduled to depart Chicago, has been canceled. Amtrak asks passengers to contact 1-800-USA-RAIL for further assistance.

Multiple casualties have been reported after a train derailed near Kansas City

Multiple casualties have been reported after a train derailed near Kansas City

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