UPDATE, 11:55 a.m. EDT: "There are no immediate reports of any life-threatening injuries," according to a statement released by Amtrak late Monday morning. Four people were reportedly injured, but no one was killed in Monday's derailment in Vermont, a Montpelier Fire Department representative told NBC News. Five cars went off track, with two going over a bank.
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An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday morning in Vermont, the railroad transit company confirmed, and emergency responders were en route to the scene, according to reports. "Several cars" of Vermonter Train 55 went off the tracks and "over an embankment" in Northfield, south of the state capital Montpelier. Further details and injuries were unclear, WPTV reported.
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.
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The train derailed near Bull Run Road, according to Vermont State Police spokesman Scott Waterman, reported the Burlington Free Press.
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