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At least two people were reported dead Sunday after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia.

From ABC's local Philadelphia affiliate:

The accident was reported at 7:53 a.m. Sunday near Booth Street on the Palmetto Train 89. The train was operating from New York to Savannah. Amtrak officials say the train struck a backhoe that was on the tracks. The impact derailed the lead engine of the train.

Amtrak said that there were approximately 341 people on the train.

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This is the second major Amtrak derailment in the Philadelphia area in two years; a 2015 accident killed seven people.

This is a developing story.