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6 killed, 100 injured as Washington's Amtrak train derails on inaugural day

Five vehicles and two trucks were involved in the accident, and the highway was littered with fragments of the bridge

Reuters  |  Washington 

An Amtrak train derailed on Monday during its inaugural run on a faster route from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, sending passenger cars tumbling from a bridge onto a major highway, killing at least six people and injuring about 100 others. Thirteen of the train’s 14 cars jumped the tracks near the town of DuPont, Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. Officials said 77 passengers and seven crew were aboard. Five vehicles and two trucks were involved in the accident, and the highway was littered with fragments of the bridge and tree branches. Some motorists ...

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First Published: Tue, December 19 2017. 07:53 IST
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