At Least Three People Died when a Passenger Train Derailed in Montana

At Least Three People Died when a Passenger Train Derailed in Montana

The Liberty County Police Department, in the state of Montana, said there are several more injured but did not specify a number. Read on for more information.

The Liberty County Police Department, in the state of Montana, said there are several more injured but did not specify a number. Read on for more information.

At least three people were killed in the derailment of a passenger train in the state of Montana (northwestern United States), which has also left many injuries, local authorities reported Saturday night.

The Amtrak company train, which made the route between Chicago (Illinois) and Seattle (Washington state), was carrying approximately 150 passengers and 13 employees.

The Liberty County Police Department, in the state of Montana, said there are several more injured but did not specify a number.

"We are deeply saddened by information that local authorities are now confirming that three people lost their lives as a result of this accident," the company said, adding that "injuries" were also reported among passengers and train crew.

The first images from the local media show several train cars overturned on the railway line.

The accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. local time (22:00 GMT) near the town of Joplin, 320 kilometers north of Helena, the capital of Montana; and the Liberty County Police Department said there are several other injuries, but did not provide a number.

"Amtrak is working with local authorities to transport injured passengers, and safely evacuate the rest of the passenger," the rail company said in a statement. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.

Several accidents with means of transportation have been registered this year in the United States. One of the most prominent was the collision of almost 100 vehicles on a Texas highway in February, it was slippery due to the ice formed as a result of an intense winter storm, local authorities reported.

At least five people died as a result of that incident that impacted due to the images that were recorded.

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