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This photo provided by Washington State Patrol shows an Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Authorities reported "injuries and casualties." The train derailed about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Seattle before 8 a.m., spilling at least one train car on to busy Interstate 5. (Photo: Washington State Patrol via AP)

(Bloomberg) — An Amtrak passenger train derailed near the Washington State town of DuPont, sending rail cars plunging onto a busy interstate during the morning rush hour and resulting in injuries and deaths.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Brooke Bova, a public information officer, said “multiple cars” of the train derailed and some had fallen onto the freeway from a railway overpass. She said she could not release information about injuries or fatalities.

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