A southbound Amtrak train derailed in central Vermont on Monday morning.
The train apparently struck rocks that fell from a ledge onto the track near the town of Roxbury at around 10:30 a.m. ET. Five cars derailed, two of which went over an embankment, the Montpelier Fire Department told NBC News.
"This was a freak of nature," Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said in a news conference Monday afternoon.
One injured person was flown for treatment in New Hampshire, while six others went to the emergency room of the Central Vermont Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, The Associated Press reported. At least several dozen passengers were taken away from the accident on school buses.
Emergency personnel and investigators from the Federal Railroad Administration were traveling to the scene. The train is part of Amtrak's "Vermonter" service, which runs between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, Vermont. In 2014, the line served about 88,000 passengers.