(CNN) — Several people were hurt when an Amtrak train derailed in Missouri, according to a statement by the passenger rail company.
The company said the train struck a dump truck at a public crossing near the city of Mendon at about 1:42 p.m. CT.
“There are approximately 243 passengers onboard with early reports of injuries,” company officials said. “Local authorities are currently assisting customers and we have deployed Amtrak resources to assist.”
Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter confirmed the derailment and said his department is on standby should authorities need them to assist.
No other details were available.
Mendon is about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City. The train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago.
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