50 People Injured After Amtrak Train Crashes in Philadelphia

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At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.

Officials say eight to ten cars derailed on the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. At least 50 people were injured though officials have not yet revealed their conditions. Officials say approximately 240 people in all were on board. The train was coming from New York and heading to Washington, DC, according to officials.

In a video posted on Instagram, passengers are heard telling other victims to crawl forward.

SEPTA regional rail service is suspended until further notice on the Chestnut Hill West and Trenton Regional Rail lines due to the accident.

SOURCE: NBC 10

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