At least six dead and dozens injured as Amtrak train in the US derails
At least six fatalities have now been reported.
An Amtrak train carrying approximately 78 passengers and five crew members has derailed 64km outside Seattle, Washington state.
— Ben Kennedy (@BenKennedyTV) December 18, 2017
The vehicle, Train 501, was on the maiden day of a new €150m high-speed service between Seattle and Portland and was travelling at 128kph at the time.
— ABC News (@ABC) December 18, 2017
It derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40am Pacific Time, causing at least one car to fall onto the freeway below.
— Amtrak (@Amtrak) December 18, 2017
It is believed that no motorists driving on the freeway were killed.