3 dead, 50 injured in Chicago-Seattle Amtrak train derailment

The derailed Amtrak trrain at Montana. Photo Jacob Cordeiro on Twitter

The derailed Amtrak train at Montana. Photo Jacob Cordeiro on Twitter

At least three persons died on Saturday after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in north central Montana.

The Associated Press citing the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, reported three deaths and other multiple casualties.

Some other reports said no fewer than 50 people were injured in the accident.

The Empire Builder train, which runs between Seattle and Chicago, was carrying about 147 passengers and 13 crew members when five cars derailed near Joplin, Montana, Amtrak said.