Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia

Posted: May 12, 2015 10:50 PM

Scary news coming out of Philadelphia tonight, where an Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 headed to NYC from DC has derailed. Eight to nine cars are off the tracks and an estimated 50 people are injured.

Exact details, including how many people were on board the train at the time of the derailment, the cause of the derailment, and the precise number of injuries are unknown at this time.

Passengers began tweeting images and video of the scene:

UPDATE: At least five people have been confirmed dead in the crash.

This post has been updated.