Multiple injuries reported after Amtrak train derails in US state of Missouri Featured

An Amtrak train derailed after hitting a dump truck in the US state of Missouri on Monday, leaving multiple passengers injured, according to the company. 

In a statement, the rail service said the collision took place in the afternoon in Mendon.

"On June 27, several cars derailed on train 4 traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after striking a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Missouri at 1:42 pm," said the statement.

The train was carrying some 243 passengers.

"Local authorities are currently assisting customers and we have deployed Amtrak resources to assist. Additional details will be provided as available," it added./aa