4 Hospitalized Following Amtrak Derailment in Vermont
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At least four people have been transported to the hospital with injuries following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in central Vermont Monday morning, ABC News reported.
Citing a report from the Montpelier Fire Department, ABC said five occupied train cars were involved in the incident, with at least three having fallen over an embankment.
Amtrak confirmed the derailment of Train 55 near Roxbury, Vermont, via Twitter.
We are aware of the derailment of train 55 in VT. Emergency personnel are on the scene & we are assessing the situation. Updates to follow.— Amtrak (@Amtrak) October 5, 2015
There are no immediate reports of life-threatening injuries following the derailment of Train 55 near Roxbury, VT. http://t.co/DaPq3Oe0nw— Amtrak (@Amtrak) October 5, 2015
Emergency personnel are on the scene and Federal Railroad Administration investigators are en route to the derailment to begin an investigation, according to ABC.
A post on Amtrak's official website Monday confirmed that the train was traveling from Saint Albans, Vermont, to Washington, D.C. The operator said the derailment occurred after the train reportedly struck a rockslide on the tracks.
Fortunately, as of noon ET Monday, Amtrak said there were no reports of life-threatening injuries.
Monday's incident comes less than five months after the deadly derailment of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188. The May 12 derailment outside of Philadelphia killed eight passengers and injured more than 200 others.
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