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Train Derailment Near Major City. Casualties Reported

An Amtrak train has derailed near Philadelphia en rote to Savannah, GA.
Via Philly.com

Officials say Amtrak Train 89, operating from New York to Savannah, Ga., struck a backhoe that was on the tracks at approximately 7:53 a.m. Sunday morning near Booth St. in Chester, causing the train to derail.

6 ABC and others are reporting that two have died as a result of the incident, but Amtrak has only confirmed that some passengers are being treated for injuries.

More on the story Via Fox News.

An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Savannah, Ga., Sunday struck a backhoe that was on the tracks just south of Philadelphia, derailing the lead engine, according to a statement by Amtrak.

The derailed train, which was carrying 341 passengers and 7 crew members, forced Amtrak to suspend service on the Northeast Corridor and SEPTA to suspend its Wilmington/Newark regional rail service.

These are the second Amtrak-related casualties in less than a month.

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