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The Latest on Amtrak crash in Philadelphia: Most of the injured sustained fractures

05/13/2015 07:59 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 05:59 EDT
7:45 a.m.

Heavy equipment is being brought in at the scene of an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that killed at least six people.

All seven cars of Northeast Regional Train 188 ended in disarray Tuesday night, sending 144 people to hospitals. Several are in critical condition.

Temple University Hospital's Dr. Herbert Cushing says most of the injured sustained fractures.

The derailment occurred where the tracks curve in the city's Port Richmond section.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators will begin their investigation to determine what caused it.

The train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members as it headed from Washington to New York City along the nation's busiest rail corridor.

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7:30 a.m.

A sixth person has died following an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.

Temple University Hospital's Dr. Herbert Cushing says a person died there overnight from a chest injury. That's in addition to the five deaths announced by Mayor Michael Nutter on Tuesday night.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to have full crews at the scene Wednesday morning to try to determine what happened.

The train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members as it headed from Washington to New York City along the nation's busiest rail corridor.

Amtrak has modified Northeast Corridor service. Trains will run between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey Transit will honour Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

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6:55 a.m.

One car is mangled, three rail cars are overturned and three others are a twisted mess following an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed at least five people.

All seven cars of Northeast Regional Train 188 ended in disarray Tuesday night, sending 144 people to hospitals. At least six are in critical condition.

The National Transportation Safety Board expects to have full crews at the scene Wednesday morning to try to determine what happened.

The train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members as it headed from Washington to New York City along the nation's busiest rail corridor.

Amtrak has had to modify Northeast Corridor service. Trains will run between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia. New Jersey Transit will honour Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

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6:15 a.m.

Daylight has revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.

All seven cars of Northeast Regional Train 188 ended in disarray Tuesday night, killing at least five people and sending 144 people to hospitals. At least six are in critical condition.

It's not known what caused the cars to leave the tracks. National Transportation Safety Board investigators are headed to the scene.

The train was carrying 238 passengers and five crew members as it headed from Washington to New York City along the nation's busiest rail corridor.

An Associated Press manager, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said "the train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake."

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy was on the train and said he helped people.

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5:45 a.m.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are headed to the scene of an Amtrak accident in Philadelphia that killed at least five people and injured dozens of others.

Northeast Regional Train 188 was headed to New York from Washington when it derailed in the city's Port Richmond section shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

More than 140 people went to hospitals to be evaluated or treated, and six were critically injured.

The derailment has closed a major section of the nation's busiest rail corridor. It is having an impact on commuter rails.

Mayor Michael Nutter called the scene "an absolute disastrous mess."

The mayor says 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."