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A Passenger Recorded The Moments After An Amtrak Train Crashed In Philadelphia

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A number of people are injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. While full details haven’t emerged about how many people are hurt or how extensive their injuries are, the Associated Press is reporting that at least 50 people are hurt. The train, which was traveling from Washington D.C. to New York began to shake when it took a turn and reports suggest that the train derailed. According to the AP, the front of the train looks “pretty bad.”

One passenger recorded and posted an Instagram video of the train only moments after it crashed, showing passengers being told to move forward and crawling through the train’s interior. The footage isn’t graphic, but it is somewhat disturbing.

The AP has posted a photo of the crash to their Twitter account.

Former Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Murphy (who was on the train) has also just posted a photo of the wreckage, showing firefighters helping passengers out of the train.

Update: Mayor Michael Nutter confirmed that 5 people have died as a result of the accident.

Via Associated Press h/t Fox CT

 

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