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Videos of Amtrak train derailments show families fleeing windows in Missouri and passengers “covered in blood.”

THREE people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Missouri with chilling video showing bloodied passengers escaping through windows.

The train bound for Chicago collided with a dump truck at an intersection in Mendon, Missouri, 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, Monday afternoon.

Terrifying video from the Amtrak derailment shows bloodied passengers escaping through windows

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Terrifying video from the Amtrak derailment shows bloodied passengers escaping through windowsPhoto credit: Twitter/Dax McDonald
The train collided with a dump truck at an intersection in Mendon, Missouri

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The train collided with a dump truck at an intersection in Mendon, MissouriPhoto credit: Twitter/Dax McDonald
The train that departed from Los Angeles went to Chicago

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The train that departed from Los Angeles went to ChicagoPhoto credit: Amanda Diehl Drinkard/Facebook
According to official information, three people died in the crash and derailment

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According to official information, three people died in the crash and derailmentPhoto credit: KMBC

Amtrak said in an updated statement to The Sun that eight cars and two locomotives derailed at a public intersection following the accident.

According to Amtrak, there were approximately 275 passengers and 12 crew members on board with three confirmed deaths, including two people on the train and the truck driver.

At least 50 passengers were injured, Chariton County Ambulance Service superintendent Eric McKenzie told CNN.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is still working to confirm the number of casualties, Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl Justin Dunn said.

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Rob Nightingale, one of the passengers on the train, became emotional as he described the harrowing experience abc news.

Nightingale explained to the outlet that he was nodding off during a nap when he felt a “jolt” as the train began “rocking and flickering.”

“There was a jolt, then I woke up, and then the train started rocking and flickering. And it seemed like a normal jerk. But then I could definitely feel him coming off the tracks.

“And then it just kept going,” he told the outlet as his voice began to crack.

“Then it started to tip over onto my side and I saw the ground coming towards me. So I pressed myself against the wall because I was afraid that the glass would shatter and I would get caught under it.

“Then it stopped and there was just silence. Everyone was shocked. I climbed through my door, down the hall to the room next to me, which is above me, and then I saw people climbing through those windows.”

Nightingale said he saw a little girl cry and her family tried to comfort her, adding that he saw several people covered in blood.

He went live on Facebook shortly after the accident.

In a phone interview with CNN, Nightingale said those in the dining car and on the observation deck were the hardest to get to safety.

“It hit something important to make … every car go,” he said.

A second passenger told the Daily Beast that “many people were taken away by paramedics”.

“You’ve got every rescue helicopter and crew here from every direction,” a shaken Ron Goulet told the Beast.

“We’re in Chariton County, Missouri. The train rolled onto its side. Every seat was sold out and they packed people into the observation cars because they were so full.

“There are a lot of people on backboards who are being taken [away] by paramedics.”

Amtrak confirmed to The Sun that crew members were also injured in the derailment.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that the Missouri State Highway Patrol has now confirmed that three people, two passengers and the truck driver, lost their lives as a result of this railroad crossing incident,” the agency said.

“There are also several reported injuries among the passengers and crew traveling on the train.

“We are grateful for the support of local authorities who have provided assistance and resources to our customers and employees.”

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The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a 14-person team to investigate the derailment.

Amtrak said it will fully assist the NTSB in the investigation, with more details to follow.

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