- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Multiple survivors on the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia tweeted images and descriptions from the site, even before official word was out.

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, Pennsylvania Democrat, tweeting from inside the rail car, said that he was fine, but he said he saw several injured passengers around him.

“Helping others. Pray for those injured,” Mr. Murphy tweeted.

Other passengers posted videos on social media showing people being told to “crawl forward” out from under the wreckage and helping rescue one another in the dark of the night.

Sen. Thomas Carper, Delaware Democrat, was riding on the train but disembarked at Wilmington, Delaware, before the accident.

“I am grateful to be home safe and sound in Wilmington, and my heart goes out to everyone involved in the crash on @AmtrakNEC #188 tonight,” he wrote on Twitter.

Janelle Richards, a producer for NBC Nightly News, was a passenger on the train and tweeted out this report: “Amtrak train derailed. Loud crash. Smoke filled the train. People that were able to walk to an exit tried to get door open and climb off.”

 

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