Train derailment near Philadelphia leaves several dead and 50 injured

Train derailment near Philadelphia leaves several dead and 50 injured
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

At least five people have been killed and around 50 more injured when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia. "My train crashed": Several

ADVERTISEMENT

At least five people have been killed and around 50 more injured when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia.

"My train crashed": Several injured after Amtrak</a> train derails in Philadelphia: <a href="http://t.co/0dwDQOjYuG">http://t.co/0dwDQOjYuG</a> <a href="http://t.co/1qI544mjZF">pic.twitter.com/1qI544mjZF</a></p>&mdash; TheBlaze (theblaze) May 13, 2015

Up to seven carriages of the Washington to New York service are said to have left the tracks – one was described as having been bent into an L-shape by a witness.

My train crashed

Dozens of emergency personnel used flashlights to comb the area for survivors after dark. They used ladders to climb over the flipped trains.

Multiple fire engines, ambulances and police cars were deployed on the scene.

About 240 people were on board the train which operates without seat belts.

So far the cause of the accident is unknown.

Amtrak is a national publicly funded rail service, serving tens of millions of people every year.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Washington: Russian nuclear anti-satellite system is 'troubling'

US Senate passes Ukraine aid, but House Speaker refuses to hold vote

Trump secures Nevada caucus victory after main rival Haley skips contest