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News: Train derailment kills four, injures at least 150

 

MENDON, MO – A train derailment near Mendon killed four people and sent 150 people to hospitals on Tuesday morning, FOX4KC reports.

The Amtrak train was en route from Los Angeles to Chicago when it crashed into a dump truck on a road crossing which was not protected by crossbars or warning lights.

The train was holding an estimated 275 passengers and 12 crew members when it nearly completely derailed.

One fatality in the accident was the driver of the dump truck that was struck. Three other deaths have been confirmed from among the passengers.

Ten local hospitals are involved in the treatment of 150 of the passengers, with more injuries reportedly being treated at a local high school.

There are no official statements regarding the number or severity of injuries sustained at this time.

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