Six dead, many injured as train derails in the US.

An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in
Philadelphia on Tuesday night,
mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people.

Scores of passengers were injured, and
some climbed out of windows to get away.

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.

“It is an absolute disastrous mess,” he said.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my
life.”

He said all seven train cars,including the engine, were in
“various stages of disarray.”


He said there were cars that were “completely overturned,
on their side, ripped apart.”

“We walked the entire length of the train area, and the engine
completely separated from the rest of the train, and one of the cars is perpendicular to the rest of the cars. It’s
unbelievable.”

More than 130 people were hospitalized, and six were
critically injured.

- nypost
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