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Amtrak to run as scheduled after deadly derailment near Philly

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 4, 2016 2:38 AM
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Scattered debris is shown inside an Amtrak train following a deadly crash Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Chester, Pa. The Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment just south of Philadelphia causing a derailment. (Maggie Holtgreive via AP)

(Chester) -- Amtrak says it is operating trains today as regularly scheduled although there may be some delays on Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. 

Two Amtrak workers were killed Sunday and more than 30 passengers injured when a train hit heavy equipment on tracks outside Philadelphia and the lead engine derailed. 

Train 89 was heading from New York to Savannah, Georgia, at the time.

Service was disrupted for a while on the Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia and was limited between Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia. 

An Amtrak spokeswoman would not release other details about the derailment.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why the train and the equipment were on the same tracks.

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