Former Congressman Patrick Murphy On Board Derailed Train; Shares Photos From Inside Wreckage

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Congressman Patrick Murphy was on board Amtrak train 188 that crashed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving at least six people dead and more than 140 others injured. All seven cars derailed, some flipped on their sides, trapping passengers under snarled hunks of metal.

Murphy, former Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 8th District, tweeted within moments of the accident that he was on the train the crash and was “ok.”

He described the terrifying scene.

“We just flipped over. And then it was just dark and just dusty, and just a lot of blood,” Murphy said. “It was mayhem at first. I was in the Café car, so about eight or nine cars, I was in the fourth car probably. There was a lot of blood. A lot…

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