AN Amtrak train derails in Montana At least three people were reportedly killed and 50 were injured after seven Railroad cars fell apart and “gore” fell on the scene.
Shocking photos of the crash revealed the wreckage on social media on Saturday evening as unconfirmed reports of passengers “trapped under cars and injured”.
train derailed Around 4 p.m. local time in the small town of Havre, Amtrak confirmed.
A person sleeping when the train derailed told al Jazeera Journalist she awoke to find a “‘gore’ scene in other coach cars.”
Harvey Daily News According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, three people are reported to have been killed.
Shortly before 10pm ET, CBS journalist Errol Barnett also informed of At least three passengers lost their lives in the massacre, while many others were injured.
“There are too many people in the small town who have no place to go,” a shaken traveler told him.
amtrak Declared that there were unspecified injuries, noting that 146 passengers and 16 crew members were on board when seven of the ten cars derailed
The company said it was working with local authorities to transport people and evacuate all other passengers.
‘At least 50 heart’
It is not clear how many were injured. the new York Times At least 50 passengers are reported to be injured.
Harvey police reported on Saturday that the incident was “out of our jurisdiction”.
The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said: “I’m sorry we have two phone lines coming from this small office and we have [a lot of] Things are going on here – I don’t have time to deal with journalists.”
The person operating the phone confirmed that there were injuries, but did not specify how many or how seriously these passengers were hurt.
The Chester West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department phone number was up at 8.27 a.m. ET.
Around 11 a.m. ET, Amtrak issued another statement that Empire Builder train services between Minot, North Dakota and Shelby, Montana were canceled in the wake of the Havre derailment.
‘We got off track’
Twitter user Jacob Cordeiro, who appeared to be posting pictures from the scene, shared the photos and said that “we got derailed.”
“Do you know what will be done? My mother is on the train,” replied a concerned person.
“Yes, please any information is appreciated as my family is also on that train and it has not been told what will be done,” shared another.
“That’s the information I’m looking for too. They are nowhere to be found and I hope someone is coming for them who will get well soon…” commented a third.
‘middle of nowhere’
Ryan Dennis, evening meteorologist for KRTV and KXLH, sheds light on the remote location of the event.
“The problem is that it’s in a remote location,” he said. “Great Falls is the largest town nearby, about 2 hours away.
“Plus, poor cell phone service in the area where the derailment occurred.”
He has since tweeted that passengers are being taken to Chester Senior Center and High School, montana, by bus.
When a concerned person tweeted to ask if the cars had separated from the rest of the train, Cordeiro confirmed that they did.
Amtrak has onboard anyone with friends and family at 800-523-9101. asked to call.