Two dead, dozens injured in passenger train crash in USA

Two dead, dozens injured in passenger train crash in USA

A passenger train on Sunday morning struck a piece of construction equipment on tracks near Philadelphia, in the eastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania, killing two people and causing the lead engine to derail, local media reported.

Amtrak Train 89 struck a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania, approximately 24 kilometers outside of Philadelphia, the NBC News reported.

Two Amtrak employees working along the track were killed in the crash, said the report.

Meanwhile, Amtrak confirmed on Sunday that initial reports showed some passengers on board were being treated for injuries.

According to a statement by Amtrak, there were about 341 passengers and seven crew members on board the train which was headed from New York to the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia.

Amtrak had suspended all services between New York City and Philadelphia after the crash.

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