An Amtrak train derailed in Vermont on Monday, the railroad said.
"Preliminary reports indicate some passengers have sustained injuries and have been transported to a local medical facilities. There are no immediate reports of any life-threatening injuries to the 98 passengers and four crew members," the railroad said in a statement.
This is the second major derailment for Amtrak this year, after a train went off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing 8.
"Amtrak management is responding to the reported derailment of Train 55 – the Vermonter – in the area of Roxbury, Vermont. The train was traveling from Saint Albans, VT to Washington, DC when it derailed after reportedly striking a rock slide on the tracks," the railroad said.
Vermont officials "activated the state Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury to assist with a train derailment in the town of Northfield this morning," the Vermont State Police said on Facebook. "Local responders are on the scene."
"Responders from the Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, State Police, and Search and Rescue will coordinate assets and assistance to local responders should they be needed. Other state agencies will also be activated should additional assistance be needed."
The accident has forced the railroad to modify service on the Vermonter in both directions. Train 55 and 56 will originate and terminate at Springfield, Mass. rather than at St. Albans, VT.
This Twitter user claims his parents were on board during the derailment:
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