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Two Reported Dead In Amtrak Derailment Outside Of Philadelphia

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(Reuters) - Two people have died in the derailment of an Amtrak train that struck a backhoe on Sunday in Chester, Pennsylvania, local television stations reported.

The Philadelphia affiliates of NBC and ABC reported the deaths. Spokesmen for the police and fire departments in Chester, south of Philadelphia, were not available for immediate comment.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; editing by Jason Neely)

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