Amtrak Train Derails Near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment and leaving two people dead.

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Emergency personnel investigate the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto Train 89 on April 3, 2016, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Two people are confirmed dead after the lead engine of the train struck a backhoe that was on the track south of Philadelphia, according to published reports. Approximately 341 passengers and seven crew members were onboard the train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah.
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Emergency personnel investigate the crash site of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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The wheel from a backhoe involved in the crash of Amtrak Palmetto Train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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A broken window on Amtrak's Palmetto Train 89. The train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia Sunday April 3, 2016.
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The backhoe involved in the crash of Amtrak Palmetto Train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia Sunday April 3, 2016.
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A broken window on Amtrak's Palmetto Train 89. The train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia Sunday April 3, 2016.
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The backhoe involved in the crash of Amtrak Palmetto Train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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Emergency personnel investigate the backhoe involved in the crash of Amtrak Palmetto Train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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Emergency personnel investigate the backhoe involved in the crash of Amtrak Palmetto train 89 on April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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People leave an Amtrak train following a deadly crash Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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Scattered debris is shown inside an Amtrak train following a deadly crash Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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