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Several dead after Amtrak passenger train derails in US

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:57 PM
This photo provided by Danae Orlob shows an Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday. - AP Photo

TACOMA, Washington (AP):
Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed on to Interstate 5 south of Seattle.

Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks when the train came off the tracks on to I-5.

He says emergency responders are working to get survivors out and to area hospitals.

Authorities say the train derailed before 8 a.m. Monday, but no specifics were immediately available.