Breaking News Emails
The train derailment in Philadelphia left at least six people dead and around 140 injured. Here's how it broke on social media Tuesday night:
Amtrak train derailed. Loud crash. Smoke filled the train. People that were able to walk to an exit tried to get door open and climb off.— Janelle Richards (@Janelle_News) May 13, 2015
NTSB is currently gathering information about tonight's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.— NTSB (@NTSB) May 13, 2015
Attn: Public - Do NOT go to scene of derailment. Please allow 1st responders room to work— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) May 13, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with all involved in the Amtrak train accident in Philadelphia tonight. Thank you to the first responders. - TW— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 13, 2015
Seán Federico-O'Murchú is Director of Social Newsgathering for NBC News. He has worked at NBC News, NBCNews.com and its predecessor, msnbc.com, since August 2000, holding a variety of positions, including manager of the home page, East Coast news editor, and International News editor.
Prior to joining msnbc.com, Federico-O'Murchu worked as a senior editor at Bridge News, a sports editor at The New York Post and a desk editor at Agence-France Presse. A native of Ireland, he lives in Montclair, N.J.