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A passenger train traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles derailed in Missouri on Monday afternoon and initial reports are that some people aboard were injured, Amtrak said.

The Southwest Chief was carrying about 243 passengers when it collided with a dump truck in Mendon at 1:42 p.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said.

Mendon is about 84 miles northeast of Kansas City, 81 miles northwest of Columbia and 183 miles from Springfield.

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