Philadelphia Crash: 5 Dead, 65 Hurt After Amtrak Train Derails


Rescue workers search for victims in the wreckage of the derailed Amtrak train.

At least five people were killed and dozens more injured when an Amtrak passenger train crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

The Northeast Regional 188 service was carrying 243 people including five crew when it went off the rails between Washington DC and New York City. The front of the train was going into a turn when it started to shake, according to passengers. six people were critically injured and 65 taken to hospital from the accident on what is a busy route between New York City and the US capital.