A monster train derailed in southern California on Monday that left two people dead, officials said, the latest deadly accident to derail rail systems.
The derailment occurred in the town of Santa Barbara, the Associated Press reported.
The rail cars had been en route to Santa Barbara when they were stopped by a train.
No one was injured, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said.
The train was carrying more than 700 passengers, officials told the Associated Images.
More than 100 people were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, officials from the Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol said in a statement.
The two people killed in the accident were a 63-year-old man and a 24-year old woman.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.