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Fatal Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia

An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, killing seven people and injuring at least 200 others, officials said.

Investigators and first responders work Wednesday, May 13,
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Investigators and first responders work Wednesday, May 13, 2015, near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train from Washington, D.C. to New York City that derailed late Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Seven people were killed and at least 200 others were injured, officials said.

Investigators and first responders work Wednesday, May 13,
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Investigators and first responders work Wednesday, May 13, 2015, near the wreckage of a New York City-bound Amtrak passenger train that derailed late Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

A crane clears wooden beams from the track
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A crane clears wooden beams from the track close to the wreckage of an Amtrak Northeast Regional train in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

Brandon Bostian, of Forest Hills, Queens, was identified
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Brandon Bostian, of Forest Hills, Queens, was identified in media reports as the engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a news
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at a news conference near the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

The scene of the Amtrak train derailment in
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The scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak
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Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak
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Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak
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Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Dr. Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and

Dr. Derrick Griffith, dean of student affairs and student life at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn was killled in the derailment of a New York-bound Amtrak train that took place in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 12, 2015. Griffith was 42 years old and lived in Brooklyn.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak
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Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak
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Emergency workers at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Authorities look at the scene of the Amtrak
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Authorities look at the scene of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the morning after the fatal crash. An Amtrak train en route to New York City derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of passengers.

Investigators and emergency workers at the crash scene
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Investigators and emergency workers at the crash scene after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

The wreckage of an Amtrak train that derailed
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The wreckage of an Amtrak train that derailed on its way from Washington, D.C., to New York City is seen just outside Philadelphia on May 13, 2015.

Emergency responders evacuate passengers from scene of a
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Emergency responders evacuate passengers from scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Emergency responders carry a passenger away from the
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Emergency responders carry a passenger away from the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Emergency responders at the scene of a train
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Emergency responders at the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Emergency responders work at the scene of a
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Emergency responders work at the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

A crime scene investigator looks inside a train
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A crime scene investigator looks inside a train car after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Emergency responders carry a passenger away from the
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Emergency responders carry a passenger away from the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Emergency responders at the scene of a train
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Emergency responders at the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Most passengers aboard the New York City-bound Amtrak
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Most passengers aboard the New York City-bound Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, were able to self-evacuate after the crash, officials said.

Emergency responders at the scene of a train
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Emergency responders at the scene of a train crash after a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

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