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'Multiple fatalities' after Amtrak train derails near Tacoma

'Multiple fatalities' after Amtrak train derails near Tacoma

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An Amtrak train on the inaugural run of a new route derailed in Washington state this morning, leaving "multiple fatalities" and dozens of injuries after part of the train careened off an overpass onto a heavily-trafficked highway below, a local official said. It wasn't immediately clear how many people died on board the train but no one was killed on the roadway of Interstate 5 below, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Several motorists on the highway near Dupont, about 20 miles south of Tacoma, were injured when their vehicles were struck by the derailed train. The crash left train cars scattered in the surrounding woods and dangling off the overpass, and passengers "catapulted" into the seats in front of them, according to a survivor. All but one of the train's 14 cars ...