An Amtrak train collided Sunday with a CSX freight train in South Carolina

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The two people killed were later identified as Amtrak personnel. The injuries ranged from scratches to broken bones. The Amtrak train had approximately 139 passengers.

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A phone line has been set up for people who have inquiries about passengers, at 800-523-9101. Those who weren’t hurt were taken in patrol cars to a shelter, and local businesses provided coffee and breakfast. Authorities estimate that 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the freight train as a result. The fuel was thought not to be a danger to the public. The National Transportation Safety Board  is investigating the crash. President Trump had been briefed on the crash and is receiving regular updates. Mr. Trump is currently at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida. t was the second major crash for Amtrak in less than a week. On Wednesday, a train carrying Republican members of Congress to a retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck in rural Virginia.

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