Several cars carrying nearly 250 passengers on the Los Angeles-Chicago route derailed Monday in Missouri after colliding with a garbage truck. Several cars of a train carrying nearly 250 passengers derailed on Monday June 27 in Missouri, in the central United States, announced the Amtrak rail company, killing at least three people and injuring many more. “There are multiple injuries and we can confirm there were three fatalities, two on the train and one in the garbage truck,” Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Justin Dunn said during the interview. a press conference. Read also“Weapons are in the DNA of the United States”: journey to the heart of American excess The train, which operated from Los Angeles to Chicago, came off the tracks “after colliding with a garbage truck at a level crossing”, in Mendon, Missouri, at 1:42 p.m. local time (6:42 p.m. GMT), details the press release from the public company. There were “about 243 passengers on board”, she added, “and the first elements mention injuries”. Impressive photographs of the accident posted on social media by travelers show many wagons lying on the side of the track, passengers escaping from the side windows, in the middle of an agricultural area. AFP could not immediately confirm the authenticity of these images. Sunday, another train operated by Amtrak had struck a car on a level crossing without automatic barriers in California, killing 3 of the passengers of the vehicle, according to the chain NBC.
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