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2 Dead, Dozens Injured in South Carolina Amtrak Train Crash

At least two people were killed and dozens more were injured in South Carolina late last night after an Amtrak train collided with a freight train.

According to CNN, authorities confirmed two fatalities and at least 50 people who were injured and have been taken to local hospitals.

The Amtrak train collided with a CSX freight train. Amtrak’s statement provides some detail about the serious accident:

Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 am in Cayce, South Carolina.

The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were 8 crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported. People who have questions about passengers on the train can contact us at 800-523-9101. Local authorities are on the scene responding. More information will be provided as available.

You can watch CNN’s report above.

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