Train Derailment

At least five people are reported dead following a train derailment in Philadelphia.  Amtrak train 188 headed from Union Station in Washington DC to New York crashed sometime just before 10pm.  There were 238 passengers onboard along with 5 crew members.  There is no word at this hour to what caused the derailment.  But passengers are reported as saying the train left the tracks as it was making a turn.  53 people have been taken to the hospital.  Six of those injured are reported to be in critical condition.

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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