Two killed, 70 injured in South Carolina crash on Amtrak train
Two people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a freight train in the U.S. state of South Carolina early on Feb. 4,
U.S. media reported.
At least 70 people were injured, according to Lexington County spokesman Harrison Cahill.
“Amtrak Train 91, operating between New York and Miami, came in contact with a CSX freight train at around 2:35 a.m. [0635GMT] in Cayce, South Carolina,” Amtrak said in a statement.
The statement added: “The lead engine derailed, as well as some passenger cars. There were eight crew members and approximately 139 passengers, with injuries reported.”