Out-of-service train accident near Philly; 4 hurt

2017-02-21 17:52
US officials investigate the accident involving commuter trains in Pennsylvania. (WPV1 via AP)

US officials investigate the accident involving commuter trains in Pennsylvania. (WPV1 via AP)

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Philadelphia - US officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four railroad workers.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-Frankford Line trains were travelling near the 69th Street Transportation Centre when the accident occurred on Tuesday morning.

Television news footage shows several cars have derailed and one is tipped over at a 45-degree angle.

Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says four workers were injured but none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.

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