South Carolina Train Wreck Leaves at Least Two Dead, 70 Injured

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President Trump offered his words of support and thanked first responders in a tweet Sunday morning: "My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims involved in this mornings train collision in SC".

A Philadelphia man is among the more than 70 injured in a Sunday morning Amtrak train crash and derailment in SC that has killed at least two people.

The people who were not hurt were taken in patrol cars to a shelter, Lexington County Sheriff's spokesman Adam Myrick said.

All passengers have now been removed from the train, South Carolina Emergency Management Division said in a statement, and a reception centre has been established at Pine Wood School, according to Lexington county officials. It's not believed anyone was on that train.

At a brief news conference, authorities said everyone has been taken off the train.

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the Amtrak train was not speeding before it hit the parked CSX freight train head-on.

An aerial view of the site of an early morning train crash Sunday between an Amtrak train bottom right and a CSX freight train top left in Cayce SC
2 dead, more than 100 hurt in South Carolina train crash

Once she is released from the hospital, Winston says she will have to figure out how to get home to Tampa.

"My train was the one that derailed in SC, but I was in the last vehicle and it stayed on the track". "Thank you to our incredible First Responders for the work they've done".

Fisher added that given the side of the trains and the number of passengers aboard, "We should have had a lot more casualties, but we didn't".

"I think everybody was more in shock than anything else", Pettaway said.

This is the second Amtrak incident in the U.S. in recent days.

The trains collided near a stretch of tracks by a rail yard about 10 miles south of Columbia, where several track spurs split off for freight cars to be unloaded. It's unclear if positive train control was implemented on Amtrak train 91. On Wednesday, a train carrying Republican members of the House of Representatives to a policy retreat crashed in Virginia, killing one person. The driver of the truck was killed and three sanitation workers were injured.

Train collision kills two, injures 116 in SC
Chairman of the NTSB board Robert Sumwalt will be the board member for the Go Team, an NTSB spokesperson told ABC News . The CSX train was stationary on the tracks, "awaiting a later movement", when the collision occurred, Gov.


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