Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This wreck site is about 2 minutes from my home

Amtrak Train Was Traveling at Twice the Speed Limit When It Derailed, NTSB Says

May 13, 2015,     By M, and EMILY SHAPIRO

Amtrak said there were approximately 238 passengers and five crew members on board. The mayor said this afternoon that the number of passengers has not been confirmed as officials are still comparing train manifestos and hospital records.

Five people died at the accident scene and a sixth person later died at Temple University Hospital, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Herbert Cushing said. The mayor confirmed a seventh death this afternoon.

The mayor said over 200 people were treated at area hospitals. Ten people remain in critical condition.

PHOTO: Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly train wreck, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. 

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