US: At least three killed in Washington after train derailment

A high-speed Amtrak train making its inaugural journey in the US has crashed after derailing on a bridge over the I-5 motorway near DuPont, WA.

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    At least three people have been killed in a train derailment in the US state of Washington.

    The high-speed Amtrak train was making its inaugural journey when it came off the tracks and fell onto a busy interstate highway.

    The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate whether the track had been misaligned; whether there was any tampering with the rail line; or whether the high-speed technology had suffered a failure.

     

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi explains.


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