Amtrak on Facebook: ‘We are deeply saddened’ by crash

The railroad service provided two updates late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning after a train derailed in Philadelphia.

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Six people died and dozens were injured in a Tuesday night Amtrak train derailment north of Philadelphia. Eight of them were in critical condition as of Wednesday morning.

Amtrak posted these two updates to Facebook in the hours after the crash:

Wednesday, May 13 2:45 a.m.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening. We ask the news media to be respectful of our customers, our employees, and their families.

There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call the Amtrak Incident Hotline 800-523-9101. Amtrak has also established a Family Assistance Center to work closely with family and friends of individuals on the train. Local emergency responders are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.

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