Caught on video: Mudslide derails train

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by KHOU.com staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM

EVERETTE, Washington — Heavy rain north of Seattle triggered a mudslide on a hundred-foot cliff that knocked seven cars of a passing freight train off the rails.

Someone in a nearby vehicle heard it happened and starting recording video on their cell phone.

A railway spokesman said the slide happened Monday afternoon in the same area where a slide covered the tracks earlier in the day. Seven cars were derailed.

A hazardous materials team responded, but officials said there was no threat to the environment or nearby residents.

No injuries were reported.

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