About 2:55 p.m. on November 26, 1976, 24 cars of Burlington Northern freight train Extra 5743 East derailed at Belt, Montana. Twenty-two persons were injured as a result of the accident and two persons are missing. About 200 people were evacuated because of subsequent fires and explosions. Five houses, a Farmers Union Cooperative facility, and several other buildings were destroyed or damaged. Nineteen motor vehicles were destroyed and Belt Creek was contaminated. Damage was estimated to be $4,540,000.