'Injuries and casualties' after Amtrak train derails south of Seattle

An Amtrak train derailment hangs over an overpass along I-5 south of Seattle on Dec 18th 2017

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Update as of 8:56 a.m.: Several cars on I-5 were struck by the train. CBS News reported that the train is a new service line offering high speed service. All southbound lanes of the I-5 are closed due to the derailment.

Photos and videos from the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Washington State are pouring in via Twitter.

Pierce County Sheriff's office said "injuries and casualties" have been reported but no numbers are available at this time.

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An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, leaving at least one train auto dangling onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and injuring several people, according to authorities.

LIVE COVERAGE: An Amtrak train has derailed on an overpass in Washington, authorities said Monday.

"I'm not sure what happened", Karnes said. "There was one link of the train off to one side and the other on the other side of the freeway".

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"Amtrak service south of Seattle is temporarily suspended. There were crushed cars underneath".

Karnes, who was on board the train when it derailed, said at least seven cars derailed from the tracks.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted thanks to first responders. WSDT shared an image of the derailment and urged people to avoid the area. We will update as the situation develops.

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