Update on Terrible Amtrak Accident


Governor Wolf’s office released the following update after the governor toured the scene of the Amtrak train derailment last  night:

Last night at 12:45 am Governor Wolf arrived at the scene of the Amtrak train  derailment.

Upon arriving he received a briefing from local, state, and federal officials including Philadelphia Mayor Michael  Nutter.

After receiving a briefing from officials and emergency personnel, Gov. Wolf joined Mayor Nutter for a media availability to provide an update on the situation to the  public.

Gov. Wolf then joined local, state, and federal officials to tour the site of the accident where he received additional  briefings.

This disaster could have been much worse, reports The Daily Beast

Governor Wolf thanked first responders and emergency officials including the Pennsylvania State Police troopers who were assisting on the  scene.

Governor Wolf has remained and will remain in close contact with local and federal authorities and has offered whatever support from the commonwealth that is  necessary.

The death toll now stands at  7.

For future updates visit:  http://www.governor.state.pa.us

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