Amtrak Crashes Near Philadelphia, Killing Two


Due to an accident involving an Amtrak train near Philadelphia, the Northeast Corridor, the busiest area for train travel in the country, has been temporarily shut down.

Amtrak said that the train “operating from New York City to Savannah, Ga., struck a backhoe that was on the tracks and derailed the lead engine south of Philadelphia.”

There are about 341 passengers on board and two people have died from the crash. Read more at CBS News.



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