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2 dead, 50 hurt as Amtrak carrying nearly 150 from N.Y. derails

An Amtrak train carrying nearly 150 people from New York to Miami derailed in South Carolina early Sunday, killing two and injuring dozens more.

Amtrak Train 91 was traveling through Cayce, S.C., around 2:35 a.m. when it hit a CSX freight train, causing its lead engine and several passenger cars to derail, the company said in a statement.

More than 50 passengers were taken to area hospitals with injuries, Lexington County police said.

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At least two were killed and 50 injured in the Amtrak derailment in Cayce, S.C., early Sunday.

(Derek Pettaway via Instagram)

The train was carrying approximately 139 passengers and 8 crew members, according to Amtrak.

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All passengers had been removed from the train by 6:30 a.m., the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said.

Amtrak Train 91 hit a CSX freight train, according to a statement.

Amtrak Train 91 hit a CSX freight train, according to a statement.

(Lexington Sheriff‏ via Twitter)

“This is bad. Really bad,” wrote Twitter user jdspires, alongside a video showing the massive emergency response at the site of the wreckage.

“So many ambulances,” he said in another post.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Office noted thataAll passengers had been removed from the train by 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office noted thataAll passengers had been removed from the train by 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

(South Carolina Emergency Management via Facebook)

The derailment is the second major incident in five days for Amtrak.

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On Wednesday, a train carrying dozens of Republican lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia crashed into a truck, killing one of the car’s occupants.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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