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At least three dead and more than 50 injured after the derailment of an Amtrak train in Montana

2021-09-27T20:39:07.916Z

The Empire Builder train derailed with more than 150 passengers on board going from Chicago to Seattle. The injured are being transported to nearby hospitals.



Authorities have confirmed that at least three people were killed and more than 50 injured when an Amtrak train going from Chicago to Seattle derailed this Saturday afternoon in north central Montana.

The Empire Builder train derailed at 4 p.m. local time near Joplin, a city of about 200 people, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in a statement.

The scene of the accident is about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Helena and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the Canadian border.


Cars of an Amtrak train that derailed on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in northern Montana.NBC 5 Chicago

The train had about 147 passengers and 13 crew members on board

, Abrams said.

Amtrak was working with local authorities to transport the injured and safely evacuate all other passengers, Abrams added.

Photos posted on social media showed several wagons off the tracks and passengers with luggage around.

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Source: telemundo

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