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.
Amtrak confirms it is Northeast Regional Train 188 involved in the crash in Philadelphia— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) May 13, 2015
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:
Instagram video shows interior view of Amtrak train wreck aftermath http://t.co/Iq6Bc0LeHz— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2015
UPDATE: At least five people have been confirmed dead in the crash.
This post has been updated.