7 Injured in Railway Mishap in Pennsylvania
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HARRISBURG -- Local media reported that seven passengers were injured on Friday evening in a mishap involving SEPTA Norristown railway line in Norristown. The incident took place at about 7:45 p.m. when a two-car locomotive became disconnected. The train was departing from the Penfield Station when it uncoupled and reconnected suddenly at the Beechwood Brookline station. The force of the impact injured six people on board one rail car and another in the second car. Six of the victims received treatment at the accident site while one was shifted to a local hospital. Preliminary reports revealed that the injuries sustained by the victims appear to be minor. The train traveled to the Wynnewood Road Station in Havertown where police officers and emergency workers were able to provide assistance to the passengers. SEPTA is now running buses from 69th Street to Bryn Mawr. Authorities are now investigating the incident.
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