An Amtrak train has derailed in Montana, leaving multiple people injured

Multiple injuries were caused by an Amtrak train that ran aground in Montana on Saturday.
Insider was told by a spokesperson that the train carried 147 passengers and 13 staff members.

According to reports, the train was running between Seattle and Chicago.

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A spokesperson for Amtrak confirmed to Insider that a train carrying Amtrak was stranded in Montana Saturday afternoon. Multiple people were injured.

According to the spokesperson, five cars from Empire Builder were involved in an accident near Joplin at 4:45 p.m. MT. The spokesperson stated that the train was carrying 147 passengers and 13 crew members at the time.

It was not clear how many people were hurt and their conditions.

"Amtrak is working closely with local authorities to transport injured passengers and safely evacuate all passengers. The spokesperson added that additional details would be made available as soon as they become available.

Social media photos showed Amtrak vehicles lying on their sides, off the tracks. Crew members, first responders and passengers crowded around them. It was not immediately clear if anyone was hurt.

KXLY, a Seattle news station reported that the train was running between Seattle to Chicago.

This is still a developing story. Keep checking back for more updates.