75-foot wide mudslide hits freight train

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by CNN

kvue.com

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM

EVERETT, Washington -- Stormy weather is being blamed for a major mudslide in Washington state that took out a freight train.

The 75-foot wide mudslide slammed into a moving Santa Fe freight train-- derailing and crunching cars on the tracks.

The train was carrying soup, frozen meat and disinfectant used in cleaning supplies and fertilizer. There were no injuries.

Passenger trains are still not being allowed to operate in the area until crews clear the scene.
 

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