PHOTOS: 6 Confirmed Dead After A High-Speed Train Derails Off Bridge Into Path Of Cars In Washington

at 11:54 PM, 18/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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At least 'six people' have been killed after a high-speed train derailed off a bridge and onto a packed highway in Washington.

Authorities confirmed there have been a 'number of fatalities' after the train crashed in Dupont as it travelled between Seattle and Portland in rush hour, at around 7.45am local time.

US media reports suggest that the majority of travellers - more than 70 of 77 passengers and five crew on board - have been transferred to hospital with "major injuries".

Emergency services battled to rescue several trapped on carriages.

Dramatic pictures from the scene show part of the train hanging from a bridge onto Interstate 5 where it struck vehicles - but no motorists were killed in the crash, it's reported.

Train 501 which crashed is now known to have been travelling the route for the first time.

It's since emerged there were warnings that there would a fatal accident involving high-speed trains by the local mayor just a fortnight ago.

It's still unclear what caused the derailment - but there is speculation that the train 'hit something at 81mph'.

kacylee at 06:41 AM, 19/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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oh my! what a disaster
chukkychukky at 07:21 AM, 19/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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favourita at 08:00 AM, 19/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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May God have mercy Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Haso112 at 08:11 AM, 19/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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ruthie at 08:19 AM, 19/12/2017 (5 months ago)
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