Video of the train derailment shows the aftermath in Mendon, MO

Train derailment video

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A still from Facebook Live video shows the immediate aftermath of a train derailment in Mendon, Missouri.

An Amtrak passenger captured video after a train derailed in Mendon, Missouri, causing multiple injuries and at least three deaths. The video was posted live on Facebook.

Read on to watch the video in full. Officials did not immediately say how many people were killed and injured. There were more than 250 people on board, including 12 crew members. Amtrak released a statement which said the train was going from Los Angeles to Chicago. The train, Southwest Chief Train 4, hit the truck at 12:42 p.m. Central Time.

The train was traveling east on the BNSF Railway when it struck the truck, derailing eight cars and two locomotives, the statement said.

Anyone seeking passenger information is asked to call 800-523-9101.

This is a breaking news post and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Here’s what you need to know:

A passenger filmed a video shortly after the train hit a truck

Rob Nightingale went to Facebook Live when he made a call to tell his loved ones what had happened.

“It looks like we’re going to be late to Chicago,” Nightingale says between shaky breaths. “We hit a truck. Someone has crossed the tracks.”

“Bye. I’ll talk to you all later,” he said, his voice breaking.

The video shows people sitting on the overturned train and Nightingale can be heard breathing heavily. A man who appears to be a crew member was on the train checking the passengers.

“Are you all right?” asks the man Nightingale.

“Yes, sir,” he replies.

Another passenger video shows the scene in a wagon. The 10-second clip shows people contacting their loved ones.

At least one person has been pronounced dead after the derailment in rural Missouri

Officials told KMBC in Kansas City that at least three people died after the train derailment and another 50 people were injured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol told the news channel that two of the people killed were train passengers and the third the truck driver.

Amtrak released a statement on the crash.

The statement read:

At 12:42 pm CT on June 27, the Southwest Chief Train 4, traveling eastbound on the BNSF route from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed 8 cars and 2 locomotives after striking a truck that was crossing a public intersection near Mendon, Missouri. There were approximately 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board with early reports of injuries. Local authorities are currently supporting customers. Our Incident Response Team has been activated and we are dispatching emergency personnel on site to assist our passengers, our employees and their families with their needs. Individuals with questions about their friends and family who have traveled aboard this train should call 800-523-9101. Further details will be provided subject to availability.

The National Transportation Safety Board also released a statement that it is dispatching a team to investigate the crash.

“The NTSB dispatched a 14-person Go team to investigate Monday’s Amtrak derailment near Mendon, Missouri. Chair Jennifer Homendy will serve as the on-site spokesperson. The team is expected to arrive tomorrow,” NTSB newsroom wrote on Twitter.

NTSB also scheduled a press conference regarding the collision.

CONTINUE READING: Mendon derailment: Amtrak train derails in Missouri causing deaths and injuries Video of the train derailment shows the aftermath in Mendon, MO

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