CBS News: 3 dead, several injured after Amtrak train derails in Montana

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JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — At least three people are dead and several injured following a train derailment Saturday in Montana, CBS News is reporting.

Amtrak tells CBS News approximately 147 passengers and 13 crew members were on board at the time of the derailment. The company also said five cars went off the tracks.

The train derailed between the Havre and Shelby stops in Montana, the KXLY TV and KSEN radio reported.

The KSEN TV station reported that the train derailed about 1 mile from Joplin, Montana, a town of about 200 people.

Emergency responders are on the scene.

Reports and pictures from passengers show cars tipped over off the tracks.

The train is the Empire Builder line that runs between Seattle and Chicago, KXLY reported.