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Multiple people feared dead after Amtrak derailment near Kansas City

Multiple people feared dead after Amtrak Southwest Chief train with 243 people on board derails near Kansas City while traveling from Chicago to LA: Terrified passengers escape from smashed windows

  • Train derailed at Salisbury, Missouri on Monday
  • Multiple fatalities feared, with several others reported injured
  • Journalist Nylah Burton Says Amtrak Employee Said People May Have Been Killed
  • Burton was on another train delayed by Monday’s crash

Several people are feared to have died after an Amtrak train with 243 people on board derailed near Kansas City, Missouri.

The Southwest Chief train, which ran from Chicago to LA, went off track near Salisbury Monday afternoon.

It’s still unclear what caused the crash, but a photo shared by a survivor showed what appeared to be a broken truck axle lying on one side of the tracks.

Shocking photos taken in the immediate aftermath show a female passenger being helped out of a broken window, while others were seen atop overturned cars.

Journalist Nylah Burton, who was on a separate Amtrak train departing from Albuquerque, says she was briefed on the potential deaths and injuries by a staff member who came into her car to announce a delay caused by the incident.

She tweeted: “An @Amtrak train just derailed in Kansas City (there are probably deaths, but they don’t know all the details), so I’m stuck in Albuquerque tonight because the train can’t go any further.”

A Twitter user named Durand shared the shocking snaps, saying, “Oh no.. #Amtrak derailment somewhere in #Missouri.”

DailyMail.com has reached out to Amtrak for comment.

Survivors of an Amtrak crash in Missouri shared a photo of themselves atop the overturned train

Survivors of an Amtrak crash in Missouri shared a photo of themselves atop the overturned train

Several people feared were killed in crash near Kansas City on a train traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles

Several people feared were killed in crash near Kansas City on a train traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles

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