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US: At least three killed after Amtrak train derails in north-central Montana

In United States, at least three people were killed when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their sides, authorities said. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said in a statement that the westbound Empire Builder train derailed near Joplin at 4 pm local time.
Liberty County sheriff’s dispatcher Starr Tyler said that three people died in the derailment. Amtrak spokesman said that the train had about 141 passengers and 16 crew members onboard. The train had two locomotives and 10 cars, eight of which derailed.

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