Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Over 50 injured as Amtrak train derails in Montana

Authorities say at least 50 people have been hurt in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana. Snyder Fire Chief Mark Baker told CNN that up to 60 people had been injured when an Amtrak train carrying mostly Amtrak passengers derailed about 11 a.m. Saturday in Glacier National Park. Witnesses said the passenger train cars and the locomotive were left hanging from a bridge after it derailed near Townsend. Baker says 16

people were being treated in four hospitals and nine are in critical condition. Gov. Steve Bullock says the cause of the derailment is under investigation. Baker says some of the passengers were able to get off the train and walk away. Baker says he expects other passengers to do the same. Photos showed the cars split in half. Other photos showed a number of passengers being evacuated by helicopter. The night sky was

lit up by the movement of the overturned trains. ___ This version corrects the spelling of Springer town.

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