UPDATE: Amtrak train derails outside Philadelphia

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

UPDATE: The mayor says at least five people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. 

The fire chief says 53 other people were transported to hospitals after the crash, including six in critical condition.  

An Amtrak train bound for New York City has crashed and derailed in Philadelphia this evening. Officials say at least 50 people were injured. No word on their conditions. The train was traveling from Washington D.C. 

The front of the train was entering a curve when it went off the tracks. About 8 to 9 cars rolled over. 

Amtrak said on its Twitter account that it was “aware of the derailment of train 188 north of Philadelphia and will provide more details are they become available.”

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