Train derails in Montana, US Photograph:( Reuters )
Amtrak said there were at least 147 passengers on the train including 13 crew members as the train derailed in Montana.
At least three people were killed after a train derailed in Montana in the United States.
Reports claimed at least 50 passengers were injured. Several trapped inside were being rescued.
Amtrak said there were at least 147 passengers on the train including 13 crew members. Emergency units arrived in the area to evacuate passengers.
Getting reports of an Amtrak derailment near Havre, Montana. This is the Empire Builder that comes through Spokane on the way to Seattle. These pictures are from a passenger; working to get more info. pic.twitter.com/qCvx4I45mr— Melissa Luck ☘ (@MelissaKXLY4) September 25, 2021
I’m closely monitoring the Empire Builder derailment on the Hi-Line. I have been in touch with Amtrak as we work to learn more and my thoughts are with all the passengers, crew, and first responders on the scene.— Senator Jon Tester (@SenatorTester) September 26, 2021
The train was travelling between Seattle and Chicago.
Amtrak sent emergency personnel to the scene of the accident as several hospitals were put on standby.
The train had derailed in a remote town in Montana near the border with Canada. Amtrak announced it was cancelling some trains between North Dakota and Montana.
(With inputs from Agencies)