Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

Amtrak train derails on highway bridge in Washington state

(Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in DuPont, Washington, on Monday morning, blocking all southbound lanes on Interstate 5 and prompting a massive emergency response, according to local authorities and news media reports. Amtrak confirmed its train was involved but did not provide further information. “We are aware of an incident involving Amtrak train 501,” the rail operator said on Twitter. “We will update with additional details as they become available.” Part of the train fell onto the interstate around 7:30 a.m. …

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