Approximately 238 passengers and five crew members were on the train when it crashed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The latest reports have declared 8 dead and over 200 people injured in the train accident while the search for others continue. The preliminary news reports show the Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 train’s speed registered at 102 mph before the train derailed from the track. The speed limit for the curve was a 50 mph maximum. “Clearly it was reckless in terms of the driving by the engineer. There’s no way in the world he should have been going that fast into the curve,” Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter told CNN’s “The Situation Room.”
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