Three killed, dozens injured in an Amtrak train derailment in Missouri


Three people are dead and at least 50 injured after an Amtrak train derailed Monday in Missouri after colliding with a dump trunk at an uncontrolled intersection near the city of Mendon, about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, at about 12:42 p.m. CT (1:42 p.m. ET). Two of deceased were on the train and one was in the truck. Eight cars and two locomotives left the track. The train was headed from Los Angeles to Chicago.There were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members aboard the train.


A school has been turned into a triage center for victims with minor injuries. Dozens of passengers from the derailed Amtrak train in northern Missouri have gathered inside.Two Boy Scout troops from Appleton, Wisconsin, were on the Amtrak train and assisted people who were hurt. The collision was the second in two days with an Amtrak train. Both accidents produced death victims. Boths accidents have in common the fact that the cross rail intersections were not properly signaled. “My condolences to all those impacted and prayers to all those injured today,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas wrote on Twitter. Chicago to Kansas City Amtrak route was canceled Monday after accident. Previously, farmers warned authorities deadly Amtrak accidents will happen in the area.