Passenger Amtrak train derailed Monday off a bridge, several people were killed

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At least six people were killed in the crash. Gov. Jay Inslee has called a state of emergency in response to the derailment. Some motorists had been injured. A total of 77 people were sent to hospitals in Pierce and Thurston counties, according to CHI Franciscan Health, which operates numerous hospitals in Western Washington.

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Four of the injured are “level red” patients, with critical injuries. The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were completely blocked by the train. An NTSB go-team is heading to the Seattle area. President Trump tweeted Monday morning that the derailment “shows more than ever” why his soon-to-be-released infrastructure plan should be adopted. He also tweeted that his “thoughts and prayers” and “deepest sympathies” were with everyone involved and thanked first responders who were at the scene.

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