Train derailment in the United States: at least three dead and many injured

the essential A train derailed on Saturday 25 September in the United States. At least three people were killed and many more injured.

At least three people were killed and many more injured in a train derailment in the U.S. state of Montana on Saturday, as rescuers were dispatched to the scene to evacuate passengers and crew.

Eight of the ten cars on the Amtrak public railroad train derailed to 16 h 00 local (22 h 00 GMT) near Joplin, a small town near the border with Canada in northern Montana, according to the company. She clarified that approximately 141 passengers and 16 crew members were on board this train that ran from Chicago to Seattle.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that local authorities are now confirming the deaths of three people as a result of this accident,” the company said, also reporting “several injuries” among passengers and crew. . Amtrak said it has dispatched teams to the scene who “are working with local authorities to transport injured passengers and safely evacuate all other passengers.” The causes of the accident were not clear at first. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a federal agency, announced on Twitter that it had opened an investigation,

Video footage posted to social media and disseminated by local media showed people waiting near the tracks, luggage strewn beside them, looking at derailed cars, at least one of which overturned on its side.

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