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At least three killed in Amtrak crash in Montana

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At least three people were killed and several passengers injured in a train accident in the U.S. State of Montana on Saturday, around 4: 00 pm, the authorities have announced.

People who were trapped shortly after the derailment have all been taken off the train, says a police officer.

The exact number of casualties is still unclear. The New York Times reports that Coordinator Amanda Frickel of the local emergency services said in an interview that at least fifty people were injured. A lot of passengers were transferred to a nearby school.

The train derailed for an unknown reason just outside Joplin, 200 miles north of the capital Helena of Montana. On board were roughly 147 passengers and thirteen crew members, Amtrak reports in a statement.

“Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers and evacuate all other passengers safely”, continues reading.

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