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Funeral held for US Naval officer killed in Philadelphia train tragedy

Funeral held for US Naval officer killed in Philadelphia train tragedy
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By Keith Walker
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The first funeral has been held for one of those killed in the train that derailed in the US state of Philadelphia on Tuesday. Twenty-year-old Justin

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The first funeral has been held for one of those killed in the train that derailed in the US state of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Twenty-year-old Justin Zemser, a midshipman in the US Naval Academy, was laid to rest on New York’s Long Island.

Classmates from the acadamy joined his family and students from his high school.

FUNERAL TODAY: Friday's service for U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman Justin Zemser Long Island. http://t.co/DlCFzM8GpKpic.twitter.com/J0HuqKbMZJ

— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 15, 2015

Meanwhile, five patients remained in intensive care in a Philadelphia hospital.

Investigators are looking into reports that Brandon Bostian, who was driving the train at the time of the derailment, said he had reported a cracked windscreen.

An assistant conductor said the driver believed it had been cracked by an object either fired from a gun or thrown at the train and he had made an emergency stop as a result.

The derailment of the Washington-to-New York train killed eight people and injured more than 200.

Midshipman Justin Zemser, killed in #Amtrak188 derailment, was laid to rest Friday http://t.co/q1ICY3QJB6pic.twitter.com/XeTLJpchUK

— Philly.com (@phillydotcom) May 15, 2015

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