Photos: Amtrak Train 188 Derails In Philadelphia; 5 Killed, 65 Injured

13 05 2015
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.

The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.

65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.

Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.

The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.

It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.

The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.

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IN PHOTOS – Icy Blizzard Slams Central US

17 02 2015
Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Reuters reported that a record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.

It was reported that the new storm will be followed by another arctic front, bringing frigid cold to the eastern United States by Thursday or Friday.





Eastern States Tornado and Thunderstorms Killed 5 – Photos

10 07 2014

Severe thunderstorms swept through several Eastern states.

At least five people were killed; four of them were killed after a tornado destroyed homes in upstate New York.

The disaster also destroyed and damaged a lot of houses and caused a power cut off to nearly 200,000 people.

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Downtown Philadelphia Building Collapse Killing 6, Injuring 14

6 06 2013
Screen shot from ABC channel 6 in Philadelphia showing the before and after of the collapsed building.

Screen shot from ABC channel 6 in Philadelphia showing the before and after of the collapsed building.

A four-story empty building at 22nd and Market streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s busy Center City district collapsed in downtown Philadelphia burying a neighboring thrift shop in concrete and debris at around 10:45 a.m. EDT, Wednesday June 5, 2013.

The collapsed building was under demolition when it suddenly fell down on the thrift shop.

At least one man and five women were killed while fourteen others were injured in the disaster.

It was reported that those who were killed were inside the Salvation Army thrift store.

At a late night news conference Mayor Michael Nutter said:

“We still do not know how many people were inside the thrift store or possibly on the sidewalk. If someone else is in that building, they will find them.”

Authorities say the cause of the sudden collapse was still under investigation.

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Sandy: The Largest Storm To Hit The US?

28 10 2012

Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Hurricane Sandy had killed at least 66 people in the Caribbean islands, including 51 in Haiti.

Forecasters said that Sandy is likely to make U.S. landfall on Monday night between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area.

Sandy will meet two other winter storms and becomes a rare, hybrid “super storm” created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.

The monstrous Hurricane Sandy is going to be a very big storm when it hit the United States.

Officials warned millions of people in coastal areas to get out of the way.

It will effect the third of the country from the East Coast to the Great Lakes and 50 to 60 millions of people with heavy of rains, high winds and heavy snow. 

Sandy could cause lots of damage because it could hit big cities like Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

This is a disaster.

>>>Please click here for a video: US Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations<<<

Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach, N.C., Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)

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