2 Reported Dead In Amtrak Derailment Accident

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On Sunday, an Amtrak train locomotive had derailed when it struck a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania, killing 2 people, reported the local television stations.

Amtrak, the passenger train company in United States, said that it was suspending the North-east Corridor service between New York & Philadelphia because of the incident.

The southbound Palmetto train that was running from New York to Savannah, Georgia, had around 341 passengers & 7 crew members aboard when it had collided with the backhoe.

Philadelphia’s ABC & the NBC television affiliates reported 2 deaths. The NBC station however reported that at least 1 more person was wounded.

Representatives for the Chester police & the fire departments were not however available for the immediate comment.

About 3 dozen people were wounded when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Kansas, in March.

In that accident over 2 dozen people were hospitalized after the Amtrak train partially derailed while traveling from LA to Chicago.

5 coaches of Southwest Chief derailed just after midnight local time around 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, on March 14th had said the company in a statement.

Out of the 128 passengers & 14 crew on board, 32 people were hospitalized with wounds in the Kansas accidents

However none of the injuries were considered as life-threatening, 29 of the injured were discharged the same day however 2 were critically injured,.

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