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Amtrak train car plummets onto highway in Washington state

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An Amtrak passenger train derailed and at least one car is dangling on to Interstate 5 in Pierce County, Washington, according to the Washington state Department of Transportation.

All southbound lanes of the interstate are closed due to the derailment.
“We are aware of an incident involving Amtrak train 501,” Amtrak said in a tweet. “We will update with additional details as they become available.
The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted that the Amtrak train that derailed is a passenger train.
“NTSB is gathering information about an accident involving an Amtrak passenger train near Seattle, Washington. Additional information to follow when available.”
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted, “Thank you to the first responders on the scene. We’re praying for everyone on board the train, and ask everyone to hold them in your thoughts.”
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