Multiple injuries and casualties have been reported after an Amtrak train derailed on the maiden voyage of a new high-speed service linking Seattle and Portland.
Train 501 was going south when it derailed while crossing a bridge over Interstate 5 near DuPont, Washington around 7:40am Pacific Time, causing at least one car to fall onto the freeway below.
Amtrak confirmed its train was involved but did not provide further information. It was the first day of the new high-speed Cascade service, which involved updating 14 miles of track.
'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.'
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