Sunday, 4 February 2018

Amtrak train carrying 147 people collide with goods train in South Carolina killed two, officials say



An Amtrak train carrying 147 people has collided with a goods train in the US state of South Carolina, killing at least two people, officials say.

 
About 70 people were injured. Amtrak says the passengerr train's lead engine and several carriages derailed in the crash near the state capital Columbia.


The train was operating between New York and Miami.


Just four days ago, a lorry driver was killed when his vehicle hit a train carrying lawmakers in Virginia.


The local sheriff department confirmed the fatalities in the South Carolina crash, which happened at 02:35 local time (07:35 GMT) in the town of Cayce, just outside Columbia.





BBC    News.