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Video shows train dangling over highway after fatal derailment

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Train cars from an Amtrak train can be seen hanging off an overpass after a fatal train derailment in Washington state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Officials have reported "multiple fatalities" after a train derailment in Washington state.

The accident, which happened south of Tacoma around 7:30 a.m. local time Monday, left at least one train car dangling from the overpass.
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Train cars from an Amtrak train can be seen hanging off an overpass after a train derailment in Washington state.


Motorists passing by expressed their shock as they captured video of the scene, while aerial footage shows the extent of the accident.

This was the first time a train was carrying paying passengers on this track, according to ABC News.

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