The North American state network’s Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed this Monday when it collided with a dump truck at a crossroads near Kansas City., In the state of Missouri. Authorities say at least three people have been killed and at least 50 injured so far.
The Southwest Chief 4 train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it overturned at 1:42 a.m. in Menton, 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, after a spokesman for Amtrak Kimberly Woods collided with a dump truck.
Corporal of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Justin DunnTwo people traveling in the train and one in the tipper truck were killed.
Eric McKenzieSuperintendent of Chariton County Ambulance Service, told the network abcnews That At least 50 people were injured.
The first pictures of the event show a passenger helping out through a broken window, while others were seen on top of overturned cars.
One of the train passengers shared several pictures of the trail on his social networks and said many helped at a local high school in Menton: “I am very grateful to the people who are safe at the Northwestern Institute near Menton. Docs McDonald tweeted. “This city has come together to help everyone,” he added.
Superintendent Tim Being told The Kansas City Star that high school students from Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton, Kansas, were on their way to a conference of future business leaders for the United States in Chicago.
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