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