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Derailment on Amtrak kills five, shuts down north-east US service

Emergency responders searching for passengers following an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankfort section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


AT least five people were killed and dozens more were injured when an Amtrak train carrying 243 people derailed on Tuesday, shutting down service in the north-east region, the authorities said.

The train was headed from Washington to New York when it derailed around 9.