Images posted on social media show an Amtrak train in Missouri, US, which overturned after derailing after colliding with a dump truck.
According to newsweekAt least four people died after several cars derailed on a Los Angeles to Chicago train on Monday, June 27. An Amtrak train rammed a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri, in the afternoon. There were 243 passengers on board the plane. Amtrak confirmed that two passengers and the driver of the truck that collided with the train were pronounced dead on the spot, while a third passenger died in hospital.
Many passengers posted pictures of the train after the incident as the train derailed. An internet user shared the photos and wrote, “The train I was traveling in derailed on my way to Iowa near Mendon Missouri.”
The train I was traveling in derailed on my way to Iowa near Mendon Missouri pic.twitter.com/YndSEEXkto
— Dax McDonald (@cloudmarooned) June 27, 2022
Another user also shared similar pictures after the incident. “No but… #Amtrak got derailed somewhere in Missouri,” said user.
— Durand (@kadingis) June 27, 2022
According to NBC NewsAbout 150 people were injured. All of them were taken to regional hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to serious.
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Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Justin Dunn said the collision occurred at an “uncontrolled crossing.” He also reported that medical helicopters responded in addition to ambulance services from several counties.
A day after the derailment, another Amtrak-powered train collided with a passenger vehicle at a railway crossing in California, resulting in the deaths of three people. According to AFPThere were no guards at the crossing involved, and a local fire official said it was not unusual for accidents to happen there.