December 18, 2017 (Seattle, USA) –
Today the Russian-American Cooperation Initiative (RACI) stands together with everyone who has been impacted by the tragic event this morning, when an Amtrak train derailed south of Tacoma, WA, at approximately 7:45 AM.
According to the local news sources, at least three people were killed, with approximately 100 transported to local hospitals.
As a Seattle-based organization, we are deeply saddened by this tragedy, and stand hand-in-hand with the greater Seattle community in expressing our deepest condolences to all families, friends, and victims who are going through this horrible time.
According to the statement issued by the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle, there are no Russian citizens among the deceased and injured.