Emergency personnel examine the scene after an Amtrak passenger train struck a backhoe, killing two people, in Chester, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2016. (REUTERS/Dominick Reuter)
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Two people were killed when a train carrying some 350 passengers and crew derailed early Sunday near Philadelphia, prompting officials to shut down service along a busy stretch of the northeast corridor.Train service along a 30-mile (50-kilometer) stretch from Philadelphia south to Wilmington, Delaware was suspended, said Amtrak officials who did not give any indication as to when service would resume.The accident caused the lead engine to derail on the train which was carrying 341 passengers and seven crew members.One passenger, 25-year old Wilson Holmes, was wrapping up a weekend visit with his mom and heading back to school in North Carolina, where he lives with his father, when the accident occurred.
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