An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.
The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.
65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.
Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.
The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.
It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.
NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.
The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.