Train derails in Philadelphia, reports say

A passenger train derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night, CNN affiliates KYW and WPVI reported.

Word of the derailment quickly spread on social media, with posts on Twitter describing crews searching for wreckage and helicopters hovering overhead.

Video from CNN affiliates showed what appeared to be an overturned train car and people with flashlights searching the area.

Former congressman Patrick Murphy said on Twitter that he was aboard the train when it crashed. “Helping others,” he said. “Pray for those injured.”

Later he shared a photo that showed a firefighter inside the train.

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