Emergency responders search for passengers following an Amtrak train derailment in the Frankfort section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 12, 2015. (REUTERS/Bryan Woolston)
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A seventh person has died following an Amtrak train crash near Philadelphia late Tuesday, an NBC affiliate television station reported, citing a city police spokesman.The Wall Street Journal, citing two people familiar with the investigation of the crash, said the train appeared to be traveling at more than 100 miles (160 km) per hour at the time of the accident.Emergency personnel said six of the injured were in critical condition and 53 others were less critically hurt amid chaotic scenes after at least seven train cars, including the engine car, were crushed, turned over on their side or left upside down.Murphy, who was on board the restaurant car, said the train seemed to be going 60-70 miles (97-113 kilometers) per hour when it suddenly derailed and rolled.The Philadelphia Fire Department launched a large-scale operation to assist the 243 people aboard Amtrak Train 188 traveling from Washington DC to New York.
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