At least 3 killed in Amtrak derailment in Montana


JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — The Joplin, Montana Sheriff’s office confirms at least 3 people have been killed in Amtrak train derailment in north-central Montana.

Amtrak reports multiple people were injured after the train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday afternoon.

Five cars of the Empire Builder train derailed at 4 p.m. near Joplin, a town of about 200, according to Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams.

The train had about 147 passengers and 13 crew members on board. An eyewitness told KSEN radio that at least four cars were tipped over and on the track. Emergency responders are on the scene.

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