Passenger train derails in Philadelphia, 5 killed

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Philadelphia: An Amtrak passenger train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring several dozen more. Some passengers climbed out of windows to get away. Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific. “It is an absolute disastrous mess,” he said. “Never seen anything like this in my life.” 

Train 188, a Northeast Regional, had left Washington, D.C. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook. An Associated Press manager, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said he was watching Netflix last night when “the train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake.”

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