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Amtrak train hits rocks on track, derails in central Vermont

An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., on Monday hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said. The Vermonter train, carrying 98 passengers and four crew members, derailed around 10:30 a.m. in Northfield, 20 miles southwest of Montpelier, they said. "This was a freak of nature," Gov. Peter Shumlin said. One of the injured people was airlifted to a New Hampshire hospital and was evaluated in its emergency room. The six others went to a local hospital with injuries including neck, back and shoulder pains and...