At least 2 dead after Amtrak train crashes near Philadelphia

Two people were killed and at least 1 injured Thursday morning after an Amtrak train struck a backhoe on the traintracks in Chester, Pennsylvania, causing the lead engine to derail, NBC Philadelphia reported.

Initial reports of casualties were fluid, with ABC reporting that “about 30” were injured.

Amtrak Train 89, en route from New York to Georgia, was carrying roughly 341 passengers and 7 crew, according to a statement from Amtrak.

Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia has been suspended for the time being as a result of the crash. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has also suspended service on the Wilmington-Newark Line, according to NBC.

This story is developing.

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