Amtrak Train Derails in Washington State Mudslide

97 people were on the train when it stopped near Everett

  Three cars are left on the tracks after an Amtrak train derails during a mudslide
An Amtrak train has been derailed during a landslide on Sunday morning in Washington state, reports say.   No injuries have been reported during the incident and the cars remained in upright position after being struck by debris.

An Amtrak train has been derailed during a landslide on Sunday morning in Washington state, reports say.

No injuries have been reported during the incident and the cars remained in upright position after being struck by debris.

According to KIRO TV, the slide hit the Everett – Seattle train at 8:30 a.m., when mud, trees and rocks came crashing down.

The landslide stopped the train north of Howarth Park in Everett, leaving 86 passengers and 11 staffers shocked when the cars were tilted due to the impact.

The track was damaged on an area of a quarter of a mile (0.4 km). While three of the rear cars were unhitched, passengers on the train were transported on the remaining six cars. They boarded buses in Mukilteo, Washington to complete the last leg of their trip.

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