Mudslide Derails In California Injuring Nine

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A train carrying 200 passengers derailed and fell into the Alameda Creek

Incident : Train derails
Place : California
Casualty : 9 people injured

The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) No. 10 commuter train derailed and plunged into a swollen creek.  A mudslide likely caused the incident in the storm-soaked Northern California.  The slide of mud and debris seems to have swept a tree onto the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) train tracks Monday evening.

The incident took place at 7.45pm near the town of in Sunol, a rural area of Alameda County, 45 miles southeast of San Francisco.  The train was traveling 35 mph in the 40 mph zone carrying six passengers and one crew member in the first car that plunged into the creek.

The Alameda County fire department reports that all the passengers were rescued and were being assessed by paramedics.  Four people were seriously hurt, while five others had minor injuries are in the hospital.

ACE will resume service Wednesday with a westbound train leaving Stockton at 4:20 a.m.

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Source: ABC

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