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Two Amtrak train cars detach while going 125 mph

Posted on February 6, 2018

Amtrak Acela train at Penn Station. Photo: Amtrak
Amtrak Acela train at Penn Station. Photo: Amtrak

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two cars on an Amtrak Acela Express train separated while traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston on Tuesday morning, reported Business Insider.

The incident, which occurred at around 6:40 a.m., resulted from a "mechanical issue" and no injuries have been reported, the report said.

The New York Post first reported the accident and stated that the train was reportedly moving at 125 mph at the time of the accident, according to Business Insider.

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