Death of Amtrak Derailment Victims

May 12, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amtrak train derails, 8 people die
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Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away.

Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been...

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