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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Train Derailment #1083466

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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(Philadelphia: David Muir) The derailment last night of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia introduced; scenes shown of the wreckage, images from inside the train cars; details given of the time line of the accident with first responder calls played. [PASSENGERS, Beth DAVIS - describe what happened on the train.] [Hahnemann University Hospital Dr. Eric STANDER@- describes the injuries.] [In the hospital, victim Leonard NOBBS?- comments.]

(Philadelphia: David Kerley) The fast speed of the train that jumped the track on the curve examined; scenes shown of the event data recorder & an aerial map [NTSB board member Robert SUMWALT@- says we will look at speed & the derailment.]

(Philadelphia: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: David Wright) The background of some of the victims presented; photos shown of Naval Academy's Justin Zemser@, some missing passengers: EcoLab's Bob Gildersleeve@, tech CEO Rachel Jacobs & AP's Jim Gaines%, who died overnight. [Victim's mother Susan ZEMSER@- reads a statement.] [Jacobs friend Emily FOOTE@- comments.]

(Philadelphia: David Muir) The House vote by Republicans to cut Amtrak funding noted.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Kerley, David;
Wright, David
Duration:
00:09:30

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