An Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed on Sunday just south of Philadelphia, killing two people and injuring 35 others. The train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia, struck a backhoe on the tracks in Chester, according to Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas. Two Amtrak employees were killed and 35 people were taken to hospitals, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, officials said. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Ryan Frigo added the locomotive engineer was hospitalized. The NTSB has recovered the data recorder, which could provide details on how fast the train was traveling at the time of the crash. Amtrak said it would continue its normal schedule on Monday.
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