Amtrak Train Accident In America: There are reports of the derailment of an Amtrak train running between Seattle and Chicago in the US. The Train agency has given information about this incident that happened in North-Central Montana. The agency has told that about three people have died in this train accident.
Amtrak Train Accident In America
According to the Train agency, about 147 passengers and 13 crew members were on board. There are reports of several people getting injured in the incident that took place on Saturday afternoon. This train, named Empire Builder, crashed near Joplin at around 4 pm on Saturday. Amtrak Train Agency spokesman Jason Abrams has issued an official statement on this. The incident took place in Helena, about 48 km from the border with Canada.
Efforts to take the passengers to the hospital
The agency is currently working with local authorities to take the injured passengers to a safe hospital. Simultaneously, preparations are being made to evacuate the stranded passengers safely. From the photographs that have come on social media, it is seen that many boxes are lying around the track. Passengers are standing on both sides of the way with their luggage.
A similar incident happened in the year 2017 as well, and that incident occurred 64 km south of the city of Seattle. In that accident, an Amtrak train derailed and collided with other vehicles along with the cars on the road. Six people were killed in that accident. Amtrak trains are America’s high-speed trains and cover a distance of 100 kilometres in 48 minutes.
Fear and panic among passengers
Megan Vanderwest, a passenger on the train, was going to Seattle to meet a friend. He told the New York Times that he had only woken up after this incident. She is a resident of Minneapolis. He said, ‘The first thought that came to me was that the train had derailed. I was worried a lot and had heard a lot about train accidents.
The second thought was that it might be madness as the train could not derail. Nothing like this can happen. He said they were scared to see the scene outside when the passengers got down from the train. He said that the train was moving very fast and felt like a plane.