6 dead, hundreds injured in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

Six dead, hundreds injured in Philadelphia Amtrak derailment
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Six people died and hundreds were hospitalized after an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

At a news conference Wednesday morning, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said investigators recovered the "black box" from Train 188 and were analyzing it. However, he and other officials said it was too early to offer any information about what may have caused the accident or to confirm whether all the people on board were accounted for.

"We have not completely matched the manifest" with patient information from hospitals, Nutter said, adding "we can only confirm that unfortunately we have six deceased."

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