Statement from U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
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Amtrak, Philadelphia, derailment
“A tragic accident occurred tonight. While there is still much we don’t know, we at the U.S. Department of Transportation are deeply saddened by reports of multiple fatalities and injuries. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims' families. We urge the public to allow time for first responders to do their critical work. DOT officials are already onsite, and we will work with NTSB to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of this devastating event.”
Last updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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