Amtrak train derailment kills at least 6

May 13, 2015 7:52 AM by Cheryl Wengren

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Heavy equipment is being brought in at the scene of an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed at least six people.

One car is mangled, three rail cars are overturned and three others are a twisted mess, after the wreck that sent more than 140 people to hospitals. Several are in critical condition.

Temple University Hospital's Dr. Herbert Cushing says most of the injured sustained fractures.

The derailment occurred where the tracks curve in the city's Port Richmond section.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will begin their investigation to determine what caused it.

The train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members as it headed from Washington to New York City along the nation's busiest rail corridor.


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