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Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

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This just came across the wire, but a southbound high-speed Amtrak derailed off of an overpass, blocking south bound I-5.

 

 

No numbers on injuries or fatalities.

 

 

 

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

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Scary.  It was a new service.  I’m watching coverage now.  

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

So far three reported dead.

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Wow, this is tough to watch.  My heart broke for the young man reporting for MSNBC as he had been on the train 10 minutes prior to the derailment and got off to file his report.  You could just hear the emotion in his voice.

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

May God comfort  the families of the dead, and protect the living. It is always terrible when this kind of thing happens. But, when it is near Christmas, it is just adding extra pain to the situation

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

This is in Pierce County, I'm in King County. I've been listening to KIRO news all morning. This is such a tragedy.

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70 people so far transported to area hospitals... many just bumps and bruises

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

From what I’ve heard no one in the cars on I-5 has died.  

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Re: Amtrak Derailment Outside of Seattle, Washington

@Plaid Pants2@tansy@SeaMaiden@lovemygrands@cherry

 

Watching now....twitter reports six dead.

tv is reporting it is miraculous no cars were on the highway below.

prayers to all....🙏🏻❤️💙 and thoughts 

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