Amtrak train derails south of Everett, no injuries

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A mudslide caused an Amtrak passenger train to derail about a mile south of Everett on Sunday morning, but there have been no reports of injuries.

A spokesman for Burlington-Northern, which manages the tracks, says mud, trees, rocks and other debris hit a train traveling south from Everett to Seattle and knocked three cars off the tracks.

The train, which originated in Chicago, derailed around 8:30 a.m.

Gus Melonas says the derailed cars were disconnected from the train, the passengers were moved and the train was taken to Mukilteo where all passengers were taken off the damaged train.

Melonas says the cars that derailed were a dining car and two coach cars and were the last three on the train.

A call to Amtrak for more information was not immediately returned Sunday.


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