Federal accident investigators say an Amtrak train was going over 100 mph prior to a derailment that killed seven people and injured about 200 others in Philadelphia.
President Barack Obama says the derailment of Amtrak Train 188 “is a tragedy that touches us all.”
Seven people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. One victim was an Associated Press employee. Another was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. The others have not yet been publicly identified.
Many thousands of travelers had to scramble Wednesday after a deadly Amtrak train derailment cut off service between New York and Philadelphia, shutting down the busiest railroad in North America.
Rescue crews searched the mangled wreckage for victims Wednesday as investigators tried to determine why an Amtrak train jumped the tracks in a crash that killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and plunged screaming passengers into darkness and chaos.
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