The Empire Builder train is approximate from Seattle to Chicago. It fell off the tracks near Joplin in Liberty County, about 48km from the Canadian border at 4pm local time on Saturday (11pm in Poland). A total of five wagons fell off the tracks.
The sheriff of Liberty County said three people died in the crash.
The Chicago-Seattle route (3550 km) link has been in operation since 1925. For a long time it was the main route on the connections using the Great Northern Railway. The journey from Chicago to Seattle takes a total of 48 hours. This link is now used as a tourist destination.
The train was carrying a total of 147 passengers and 13 service personnel, said Jason Abrams, a state-owned Amtrak spokesman who runs the route.
Local authorities were involved in evacuating passengers and taking the injured to the hospital, Reuters writes. Photos posted by passengers on social networking sites show passengers being taken by coaches from the crash site to nearby cities.
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