So far 2 lives have been claimed. Search is still on going to see if anyone else has been killed by this derailment.
(CNN)[Breaking news update at 11:48 a.m. ET]
Two people died in an Amtrak train crash near Philadelphia on Sunday morning, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Ruth Miller said.Amtrak said 31 people are being treated at hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.[Previous story, published at 10 a.m. ET]–An Amtrak passenger train derailed Sunday morning south of Philadelphia while en route from New York to Savannah, Georgia, the company said in a statement.
The train struck a backhoe that was on the tracks, Amtrak said.About 341 passengers and seven crew members were on board. Amtrak said some people were being treated for injuries but did not specify how many.