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Hundreds injured and seven killed in Amtrak accident

Articles from The New York Times and Sys-Con Media reported that at least seven individuals lost their lives while 200 others were injured in a recent Amtrak train accident.

Some passengers have yet to be accounted for, although this does not necessarily mean they are missing. An Amtrak train owned by the National Railroad Passenger Corp. derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on May 12 as the train approached a curve in a section of the Northeast Corridor. Investigators have determined the train was traveling at around 106 miles per hour when the track occurred–although they will also look into other factors that may have contributed to the crash, such as track conditions.

The National Transportation Safety Board is currently conducting an investigation into the derailment to find out if there should be charges meted out to people or organizations responsible for the crash.

The train crash had been the deadliest train accident in the United States in almost six years.

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