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Two Appleton Boy Scout troops aboard derailed Amtrak train

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 10:07:25-04

CHARITON COUNTY, Missouri (NBC 26) — Sixteen children and eight adults from two Appleton Boy Scout Troops were passengers on an Amtrak train that derailed Monday afternoon.

According to officials the train was heading to Chicago but collided with a dump truck at a crossing in north-central Missouri.

According to the Associated Press, three people were killed and dozens of others were injured in the crash.

According to a spokesperson for the Boy Scouts of America, no one in the Appleton groups was seriously injured but two Appleton adults have been taken to the hospital.

Two of the people who died were on the train and one was in the truck, Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Justin Dunn said.

It was not immediately clear exactly how many people were hurt, the patrol said, but hospitals reported receiving more than 40 patients from the crash and were expecting more.

The Southwest Chief was carrying about 243 passengers and 12 crew members when the collision happened near Mendon at a rural intersection on a gravel road with no crossing arms, officials said. Seven cars derailed, the Highway Patrol said.