Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing At Least 5
(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) At least 5 people were killed and more than 50 them critically injured after an Amtrak passenger train with more than 200 passengers on board derailed in north Philadelphia early Wednesday, authorities said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed at a news conference that at least five people were killed in the accident. Fire officials said more than 50 others were taken to area hospitals, six of them critically injured.
"It's an absolute disastrous mess," Nutter said. "I've never seen anything like this in my life." Amtrak said there were 238 passengers and five crew members aboard the derailed No. 188 train on route from Washington, DC, to New York.
The rail line provided no other details about the circumstances of the accident. It said Amtrak service along the whole Northeast train corridor between New York and Philadelphia had been suspended.
CNN quoted the Federal Bureau of Investigation as saying there was no indication that terrorism may have been a factor in the derailment.
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