Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says his thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.City officials say at least five people were killed and dozens were injured Tuesday night when the train travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.Wolf calls the situation "devastating."He is thanking first responders for what he calls "their brave and quick action."___12:16 a.m.A Philadelphia man who lives near the train tracks where an Amtrak train derailed says it sounded like "a bunch of shopping carts crashing into each other."David Hernandez says the sound lasted for a few seconds. Then, he heard chaos. Neighbors started screaming.The train carrying 243 people was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed.The accident happened in Port Richmond, a riverfront neighbourhood of modest rowhomes and old industrial buildings. It's a busy section of the Northeast Corridor where Amtrak, freight and commuter trains run close to each other.___12:07 a.m.The mayor say an Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia has left at least seven cars including the engine "in disarray."Mayor Michael Nutter says there were train cars that were "completely overturned, on their side, ripped apart."The train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.Nutter says the engine completely separated from the rest of the train.The cause of the derailment is under investigation.The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending a team of investigators to the crash site. They are expected to arrive in the morning.___11:44 p.m.The mayor says at least five people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.The fire chief says 53 other people were transported to hospitals after the crash, including six in critical condition.The train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.Mayor Michael Nutter stressed at a late-night news conference that the death toll was preliminary.He called it "an absolute disastrous mess" and said he'd never seen anything like it.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Amtrak is investigating. The area where the derailment occurred is known as Frankford Junction and has a big curve.__11:30 p.m.Amtrak says the train that derailed in Philadelphia was carrying approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members, including a number who have been injured.The train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.The cause is under investigation.Amtrak says train service along the Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia has been suspended.___10:56 p.m.An Associated Press manager who was on the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia says he was watching Netflix when the train started to decelerate, like someone had slammed the brake.Paul Cheung says everything started to shake and people's stuff started flying everywhere.He says it all happened "in a flash second."Cheung says another passenger urged them to escape from the back of his car, which he did.He saw passengers trying to escape through the windows of cars tipped on their side.He says the front of the train was mangled. He described it "like a pile of metal."The train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in Philadelphia's Port Richmond neighbourhood.___10:51 p.m.There's been a mix of injuries suffered when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia.Several people were seen being taken out of the train on stretchers. Others were able to walk on their own, some wobbly.One man who was rolled past The Associated Press on a stretcher complained of neck pain.The train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.At least two train cars were on their side and dozens of first responders' flashlights could be seen bobbing in and around the wreckage.___10:35 p.m.Amtrak says it's aware of the derailment of one of its trains in Philadelphia.Amtrak says on Twitter that the train was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it derailed in the Port Richmond neighbourhood.Amtrak provided no other immediate details on the crash of Train No. 188.Philadelphia police are asking people to stay away from the crash scene so first responders have room to work.Roads in the area are blocked off. Dozens of police and fire vehicles have responded to the crash.___10:30 p.m.The National Transportation Safety Board says it's gathering information about an Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.Several people appear to be injured in the crash of Train No. 188 from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night.An Associated Press employee on the train says the front of it "looks pretty bad."___8 p.m.An Amtrak train has crashed in Philadelphia, and several people appear to be injured.Train 188 was travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed.The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook.An Associated Press employee on the train says it appears the train went off the tracks. Paul Cheung says he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it "looks pretty bad".Police swarming the Port Richmond area where the crash occurred are telling people to get back.Former Congressman Patrick Murphy was on the train and says he has been helping people. He has been tweeting photos of firefighters helping people in the wreckage.Amtrak hasn't returned a call seeking comment.
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