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Train derails in horror crash with multiple casualties feared

05 February 2018, 03:04 | Nichole Osborne

Amtrak collision in South Carolina kills 2, injures 70 and causes fuel spill

Amtrak Train and CSX Freight Train Collide in South Carolina, at Least Two Dead

We don't know if we're going to continue south.

An Amtrak train going from NY city to Miami crashed with a CSX freight train very early Sunday morning hours in Lexington District, Southern Carolina, triggering the lead locomotive and several passenger cars to D-Rail.

At least two people have died after a train carrying 147 people collided with a freight train in SC.

It's the third crash involving an Amtrak train since December.

The Amtrak train - Train 91 - traveling between NY and Miami derailed in Cayce, outside the state capital Columbia, in the collision with a CSX freight train, which took place at around 2.30am (0730 GMT).

WLTX shared drone footage of the crash aftermath on social media, showing the points of collision and the train's derailed cars. He said the question for investigators is why that happened. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon, Lexington County Spokesman Harrison Cahill, and Public Safety Director David Kerr also spoke. Disaster-trained Red Cross volunteers were at the scene shortly after the incident, assisting with those efforts.

"That's what it's created to do", he said, referring to technology that regulators have been pressing for for decades with mixed success.

The hazmat team has also responded and they were able to secure two fuel leaks from the trains. "All the injured have been transported to local hospitals".

Several other crash victims are reportedly in critical condition. "Authorities are on the scene to determine what caused the collision". She says the names of the people killed and other details will be released later.

It came less than a week after at least one person died when an Amtrak train carrying members of Congress hit a garbage truck near Charlottesville, Va. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the firm said.

"The CSX was on the track it was supposed to be on", McMaster said.

Railroad sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News that just before the crash, the CSX signals had been suspended for work.

Amtrak officials gathered up luggage and other belongings and within hours put passengers aboard buses to their destinations.

This isn't the first time a crash like this has happened! Stranded passengers are being sheltered and fed at a nearby school. We know this is like nothing else they have ever been through. "So we wanted to get them out of the cold, get them out of the weather - get them to a warm place", Myrick said.

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