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Old April 18th, 2002, 06:20 PM
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but about an hour ago the Amtrak train that passes through this area derailed and there are hundreds injured, some serious and a number of fatalities. Officially three at the moment but live cams onscene, (we are local) have shown at least five bodies under sheets. I hope nobody traveling to cruiseships in So Florida was onboard.
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Old April 18th, 2002, 07:00 PM
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How aweful! We all need to pray for anyone involved!
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Old April 18th, 2002, 08:11 PM
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Oh how awful! Maybe that's why my joke was deleted. I was about trains. I'll send out positive thoughts for everyone on board and their famiies.

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Old April 18th, 2002, 09:52 PM
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I live in Orlando and have been glued to the news all day - such a tragedy. My heart goes out to those affected by this. The train was headed northbound, if there were any cruisers on it this is a horrible way to end an otherwise glorious vacation.

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Old April 19th, 2002, 10:10 AM
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For anyone that is interested the final toll as of this morning is 6 dead and over 200 injured, mostly fairly minor fortunately. The train was the Auto-train that travels from Sanford, Fl., (just north of Orlando and a favorite for WDW visitors), to Virginia daily. Cause is still unknown as the track was inspected just that morning in that area.
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