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Three carriages of the commuter train derailed after the fiery collision with a truck on the tracks north west of Los Angeles.
There has so far been no official reports of fatalities.
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Stormy weather has been blamed for at least three deaths and has left thousands of homes without power in the US Pacific Northwest and California, causing flash-flooding, mudslides and evacuations.
In the video below, tornado-like winds rip through a housing complex in Los Angeles.
Video credit: Reuters/Jamie Mena
The Los Angeles Fire Department has pulled two people from the Los Angeles river after a barrage of torrential rain and heavy winds battered drought-stricken California.
One person was found dead on Friday in a rain-swollen flood-control channel in the Orange County town of Garden Grove, which could mark the third storm-related fatality on the West Coast since the weather hit on Thursday.
The weather system causing the mayhem is fuelled by the 'Pineapple Express' - a powerful conveyor belt carrying relatively warm air and copious amounts of rain stretching all the way from Hawaii in the central Pacific to the western side of mainland America.