An Amtrak passenger prepare collided with a CSX freight prepare in South Carolina on Sunday, killing not less than two folks and injuring not less than 70, the South Carolina Emergency Administration Division (SCEMD) reported.
The prepare with 139 passengers and eight crew members aboard was touring between New York and Miami when it collided with the freight prepare and derailed, Amtrak stated in a press release.
“Amtrak Practice 91, working between New York and Miami, got here in touch with a CSX freight prepare at round 2:35 a.m. in Cayce, South Carolina,” Amtrak stated in a press release on its web site. “The lead engine was derailed, in addition to some passenger vehicles.”
The prepare was a part of Amtrak’ Silver Star Service and was headed for Miami, native media reported.
“The accidents vary from cuts and bruises to extreme damaged bones. All of the injured have been transported to native hospitals,” stated SCEMD public data officer Derrec Becker.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Division stated on its web site shelter for passengers was arrange at a close-by center college and that everybody was off the prepare and the Crimson Cross was helping them.
Amtrak and the Lexington County Sheriff’s officers weren’t obtainable for speedy remark.