At least three people were dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana, US.

Iran PressAmerica: Three people are dead after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, the Liberty County Sheriff's office said in a statement to CNN.

Authorities would not speak on the number of injured or the extent of their injuries.

Seven cars from Amtrak's Empire Builder train 7/27 derailed near Joplin, Montana, injuring an undisclosed number of passengers, Amtrak said in a statement. 

The train consisted of two locomotives and ten cars.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. local time, and there were approximately 146 passengers and 16 crew members on board, Amtrak said in an additional statement Saturday night.

The Empire Builder travels between Chicago-St Paul/Minneapolis-Spokane-Portland/Seattle, according to Amtrak's website, and offers passengers a chance to "experience the rugged splendor of the American West.

"Traveling between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail, the mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following in the footsteps of early pioneers," the website adds.


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