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Three dead, at least 50 injured in Montana train derailment

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Passengers on the Amtrak train going between Chicago and Seattle were just over halfway to their destination when something happened and caused a deadly derailment in Montana.

According to the Associated Press, at least three people have died and there are dozens injured. Some outlets are reporting at least 50 people.

The train was heading to Seattle when it tipped over about 30 miles away from Helena, Montana.

It tipped over around 4 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon.

The train log reports there were 141 passengers and 16 crew members across the two locomotive and 10-car train.

At least eight of the 10 cars were overturned.

Officials have not released a cause of the derailment.

Locals have come in to assist the surviving passengers by providing food and shelter until Amtrak can work out accommodations to get them to Seattle or back home.

The National Transportation Safety Board will come in to investigate the train crash.

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