There were 147 passengers and 13 members of the train crew on the train.
A train derailed in Liberty County (Montana) on Saturday, at least three people were killed. CBS reported this with reference to the county sheriff and a statement from the Amtrak railway company, which owns the train.
According to the representative of law enforcement agencies, they have confirmed information about the death of three people.
“At approximately 16: 00, the Empire Builder 7/27 train derailed near Joplin. According to preliminary information, there were 147 passengers and 13 train crew members on the train. Amtrak is working with local authorities to transport the injured passengers and evacuate the rest,” CBS quoted Amtrak as saying. According to The New York Times, at least 50 people were injured.
As previously reported by the KXLY TV channel, a division of the ABC television company, the train runs between Seattle (Washington State) and Chicago (Illinois). According to him, rescue services are working on the spot.
Information about the causes of the incident has not yet been provided.
Investigation of the incident
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a group of experts to investigate the train crash incident.
“The NTSB is sending an investigative team to investigate the incident with the Amtrak train crash. The team will be based in the city of Great Falls in Montana,” the regulator said in a message posted on Twitter.