Former Congressman Patrick Murphy is on the train and has been taking photos while helping people:
Several people reportedly were injured after an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday evening.
Northeast Regional Train 188 was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City when it crashed just northeast of Philadelphia’s Center City at approximately 9:30 p.m. local time. The front of the train was going into a corner when it shook.
Officials told MyFoxPhilly.com that at least 50 people are injured and were being transported to Temple University Hospital. Philly.com reported that there were approximately 230 passengers and five crew members on board.
An Associated Press employee, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said it appeared it went off the tracks. He said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it “looks pretty bad.”
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer told Philly.com that 10 of the train’s cars derailed.
Police swarming around the crash site, in Port Richmond, a working-class area, told people to get back, away from the train. They pleaded with curious onlookers: “Do NOT go to scene of derailment. Please allow 1st responders room to work.”
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