In total, eight out of 10 cars jumped off the rails, five of them overturned on their side. There were almost 160 people on the train.
In the US state of Montana, the Empire Builder passenger train crashed. As a result, at least three people died, more than 50 were injured. About this on Sunday, September 26, reported ABC TV channel.
The train, which was traveling from Chicago to Seattle, derailed near the town of Joplin. In total, eight out of 10 cars jumped off the rails, five of them overturned on their side.
By data carrier Amtrak, the train carried 141 passengers and 17 crew members. Several flights were canceled due to the accident.
The incident was investigated by the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and a team of Amtrak specialists.
The morning after: Amtrak No. 7, the Empire Builder, one mile west of Joplin, Mont. Four of the seven cars that left the tracks are laying on their sides. Most of the injured as well as the three fatalities were likely in the toppled cars. pic.twitter.com/naGdUWJJ0N
– Lee Vernoy (@GFTrib_LVernoy) September 26, 2021
Watch: Authorities said at least three people were killed and 50 others were injured in a derailment involving eight cars of an Empire Builder train near Joplin, Montana. https://t.co/nbVWpPh0d8 pic.twitter.com/vtp1xRycHB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 26, 2021
We will remind, at the end of August in Zaporozhye overturned freight train… Four cars in which the rubble were transported derailed. There were no casualties.