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Amtrak Train Derail: 5 Dead, 136 Injured


No fewer than 136 people have been reported injured and 5 dead following the derailing of the Amtrak Northeast Regional Train.

The passengers were travelling from Washington to New York when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The impact tore cars apart and left the engine a mangled mess, CNN reports.

The northeast corridor, which spans from Washington to Boston, is the busiest passenger line in the country, and the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

The cause wasn’t immediately known.

“We do not know what happened here. We do not know why it happened,” Nutter said.

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