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    Amtrak Train’s Black Box Recovered; Investigators Discover Train Traveling at 100 MPH When Hitting Curve on Tracks in Philadelphia

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    Investigators this morning uncovered the black box in the tragic Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia that has left at least seven dead and more than 200 injured. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators revealed that the Amtrak train was traveling about 100 miles per hour when it reached a curve on its route in northeast Philadelphia traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York carrying 238 passengers and five crew members. Officials are reporting that the speed limit at that stretch of tracks is 50 miles per hour. Information contained in the black box is being further examined, reportedly in Delaware, but the focus is on the speed of the train at the time. Hydraulic tools are being used to help those aboard out if the mangled cars. President Obama said today in a statement about the tragedy: “Along with Americans across our country, Michelle and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the derailment aboard Amtrak Train 188. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those we lost last night, and to the many passengers who today begin their long road to recovery.” Indeed, all of America is praying for those who were aboard Amtrak Train 188.