Authorities would not speak on the number of injured or the extent of their injuries.
A statement from the railway said five cars from Amtrak’s Empire Builder train 7/27 derailed near Joplin, モンタナ, injuring an undisclosed number of passengers.
The incident occurred around 4 午後. 現地時間, 声明は言った. 当時の, there were about 147 乗客と 13 乗組員.
“Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers, and safely evacuate all other passengers,” 追加されたステートメント. “Additional details will be provided as available.”
The Empire Builder travels between Chicago-St.Paul/Minneapolis-Spokane-Portland/Seattle
, according to Amtrak’s ウェブサイト, and offers passengers a chance to
“experience the rugged splendor of the American West
“Traveling between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail, the mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following in the footsteps of early pioneers,” the website adds.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.