BREAKING: Amtrak Derailment, Nearly 6 Dead and More Than 100 Injured in US (Video)

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The Amtrak Cascades 501 train derailed in DuPont on Monday, killing three people and injured more than 100 people. 

Read on Nexter the details of the derailment.

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  • The accident happened at 7:40 a.m. in DuPont, WA.
  • According to the rear locomotive’s event data recorder, the Amtrak 13 train’s cars ran off the track was traveling 80 mph in a 30 mph zone.
  • As the Guardian stated, the catastrophe ended with 6 deaths (three of them confirmed) and 100 people wounded and transported to hospitals in Pierce and Thurston;
  • It was traveling from Seatle to Portland and derailed near DuPont;
  • 77 passengers and 7 workers were on the train;
  • 13 cars of 14 ran off the track and the second engine didn’t derail;
  • National Transportation Safety Board has come to investigate why “Positive Train Control” was not activated;
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Source: CNN

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Source: binaryapi.ap.org

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Source: i.cbc.ca

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President of US didn’t wait to express his thoughts about the accidents:

This accident shows the current state of infrastructure:

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