Nearly 25 train carriages derailed in the northwestern region of Montana, which resulted in the spilling of cargo into the local habitat and a nearby body of water. The derailment took place in a rural part of Sanders County, about 250 miles northwest of Butte.
First responders reached the spot immediately and claimed that there was no danger to the public, but the cargo of the train is still unknown. This incident is a latest addition to the series of regular train derailments in the United States and has ended up raising concerns about hazardous materials spilling.
The Federal Railroad Administration recently reported 1,164 train derailments just in 2022, that means an average of three derailments per day. The reasons for the derailment are being investigated, and Montana Rail Link has assured that it will address any impacts on the area.
If anyone was on board the train during the derailment incident, it is still unknown, and currently there are no reported injuries. Recent train derailments in Ohio and Minnesota have suggested to federal regulators and lawmakers that they improve railway safety measures. Despite the numerous incidents of derailments, most are not dangerous or catastrophic events, according to experts.