Amtrak passenger train collides with parked freight carrier in US' South Carolina: 2 killed, 116 injured in accident [Photos]
An Amtrak passenger train travelling on the wrong track collided with a parked CSX Corp freight train in South Carolina on Sunday.
An Amtrak passenger train travelling on the wrong track collided with a parked CSX Corp freight train in South Carolina on Sunday, killing the engineer and conductor and injuring at least 116. AP
Amtrak Train 91 was carrying 139 passengers and eight crew members to Miami from New York when it hit the freight train at about 2.35 am local time near Columbia, South Carolina’s state capital. Reuters
South Carolina governor Henry McMaster said Amtrak was on the wrong track and it was a horrible thing to see and understand what forces were involved for the accident. Reuters
The passenger train was part of Amtrak’ Silver Star Service, and the wreck occurred about 8 kilometres southwest of Columbia. Reuters
Officials said some 5,000 gallons of fuel leaked as a result of the collision, but it was under control and has no threat to public safety. Reuters
Meantime, US president Donald Trump has conveyed his thoughts and prayers with the victims of the collision from his resort in Palm Beach and receiving regular updates. Reuters