Two people dead in Amtrak crash south of Philadelphia

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More than 30 people were injured and had to be taken over to nearby hospitals. However, the injuries were not evaluated to be life-threatening. A passenger of the Amtrak Train 89 described his experience of the crash as he lived it from the second car: “The car started shaking wildly, there was a smell of smoke, it looked like there was a small fire and then the window across from us blew out”.

As a result of the crash Amtrak will suspend its services until later in the afternoon on the route Wilmington-Philadelphia. Their Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg is not affected. The company has written a message on their Twitter account providing contact information for worried family members of the injured victims: “Individuals with questions about their friends and family on train 89 should call Amtrak’s Emergency Hotline at 800.523.9101”.

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