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Train Derailed in Washington State

Four Amtrak cars derailed in Washington State in Steilacoom, near Tacoma near Chambers Bay. None of the cars ended up in the water. The train was on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks, and carrying about 250 passengers.The cause of the derailment is unknown. The sheriffs office sent boats and divers but reports are that no passengers went in the water. The train was en route from Portland. Passengers have been taken to the Tacoma Amtrak station. Triage was set up, no deaths reported.