6 People killed , 140 hurt in Amtrak Train Crash in Philadelphia

Six people were killed and over 140 people hurt after an Amtrak train derailed and rolled onto its side in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Tuesday night.

“It is an absolute disastrous mess,” Nutter said this evening. “Never seen anything like this in my life.”

Michael A. Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, said the engineer “was injured to some extent” but has spoken to the Philadelphia police about what happened. The train was heading to New York from Washington, D.C., and had six passenger cars as well as an engine.

Over 200 people have been treated in area hospitals, says Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter.