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International: Derailed Amtrak passenger train plunges off bridge onto highway

An Amtrak passenger train derailed onto the I-5 freeway outside of Seattle, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) confirmed Monday.

The derailment caused all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Mounts Road in Pierce County to be closed, the Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted.

A highway camera showed at least one train car toppled onto the road, causing a traffic jam.

WSDOT tweeted that drivers should expect delays and avoid the area.

International: Derailed Amtrak passenger train plunges off bridge onto highway

An Amtrak passenger train derailed onto the I-5 freeway outside of Seattle, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) confirmed Monday.

The derailment caused all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Mounts Road in Pierce County to be closed, the Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted.

A highway camera showed at least one train car toppled onto the road, causing a traffic jam.

WSDOT tweeted that drivers should expect delays and avoid the area.

Internationally: Train kills teen retrieving phone from subway track

A 13-year-old girl was killed after she dropped her mobile phone on to New York subway tracks and was struck by a train while trying to recover it, the BBC reports.

The girl, identified as Diana Kadribasic, died on Sunday after she was hit by an R train at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station.

Police said the train ploughed through the station as the girl was trying to climb back on to the platform.

She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she died, police said.

Commuter Stephen Topete told ABC New York that people were crying on the platform after the incident.