In Washington state introduced a state of emergency in connection with the accident of the train
Governor Jay Margie reiger explained that the state of emergency allows the authorities “to do everything possible and reasonable to help the agencies to establish steps to recover from the effects of the incident.”
NEW YORK, December 18. /TASS/. A state of emergency was introduced on Monday in the state of Washington in connection with the accident of high-speed train Amtrak South of Tacoma. This decision was announced by the Governor of the state Jay Margie reiger.
The state of emergency allows the authorities “to do everything possible and reasonable to help the agencies to establish steps to recover from the effects of the incident.” The Governor has called a “tragic incident in the County of pierce serious and ongoing incident”.
Margie reiger avoided mention of the victims of the tragedy, the exact number is not installed. “My wife Trudy and I empathize with anyone who was on Board, and pray for the wounded. They are our number one priority, I know that rescuers are doing everything possible to need have received all necessary help”, — assured the Governor.
He urged motorists to avoid using highway I-5, which collapsed carriages of high-speed passenger trains. Movement on this highway is completely paralyzed for an indefinite period.
There 83 people, including drivers. Until the authorities clarify how many people died and injured in the accident.
The County Sheriff’s office, pierce was informed that among drivers nobody died, there’s only victims. However, the law enforcement believe the inevitable destruction of those who went in high-speed composition.
The accident occurred on a stretch of railroad South of the city of Tacoma. Several cars of high-speed train Cascades, journeyed from Seattle to Portland, derailed and fell off a bridge crossing the highway I-5. A circulation of trains from Seattle in the North and East directions was suspended, but later resumed.