On June 27, local time, a U.S. train derailed after colliding with a truck near Mendon, Missouri.

The accident happened at about 1:42 pm on the same day. There were 243 passengers on the train. The casualties are currently unknown.

  A spokesman for the railway company said the local government was assisting it in rescue efforts.

(CCTV reporter Gu Xiang Liu Xiaoqian)