Photos: Amtrak Train 188 Derails In Philadelphia; 5 Killed, 65 Injured

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.

The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.

65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.

Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.

The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.

It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.

The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.

New York City Subway Train Derails, 19 Injured

New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York City emergency crews converge at 60th Street and Broadway to evacuate passengers from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 people derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens.

19 people were injured in the 10:24 a.m. incident.

It involved six cars in an eight-car Manhattan-bound ‘F’ line subway.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said that the mass-transit agency will begin a full inspection of signals and tracks to investigate the cause of the derailment.

New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York City firefighters emerge from a hatch in the sidewalk at 60th Street and Broadway after evacuating passengers from a subway train that derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)
New York City firefighters and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers attend an emergency during a derailed F train in Woodside, New York, May 2, 2014. A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said. Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said. (REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz)

New York City Buildings Collapsed, 3 Killed

Firefighters respond to a fire on 116th Street in Harlem after a building exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Firefighters respond to a fire on 116th Street in Harlem after a building exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, March 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Two New York City apartment buildings on a largely residential Upper Manhattan block at East 116th Street and Park Avenue collapsed in a massive explosion on Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT).

Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)
Firefighters work the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)

At least three people were killed and at least sixty others were injured, while more than a dozen people are reportedly missing in the incident.

Officials feared more victims are trapped in the rubble and they are searching for them.

This undated file photo shows two buildings (center) on 116th St. and Park Ave in East Harlem, that are the subject of building collapse in NYC on March 12, 2014. (Via Google Maps)
This undated file photo shows two buildings (center) on 116th St. and Park Ave in East Harlem, that are the subject of building collapse in NYC on March 12, 2014. (Via Google Maps)

Reuters reported that there were a total of 15 apartments in the five-story buildings.

Gas leak is believed to be the caused of explosion.

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Snow Leopard Cubs At New York’s Central Park Zoo

Two yet-to-be-named snow leopard cubs — a male and a female — were introduced at the Central Park Zoo in New York on Wednesday.

The zoo, so far, is dubbing them “Little Boy” and “Little Girl” before they are officially named.

They weigh 30 pounds each, but should bulk up to anywhere from 65 to 120 pounds.

The cubs are the first for 7-year-old mother Zoe and 6-year-old father Askai.

Snow leopards first arrived at the Central Park Zoo in 2009, and Askai was transferred from the Bronx Zoo in the spring.

The cubs’ viewing schedule at the zoo will vary as they adjust to their surroundings.

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The Art Of The Brick®, Lego Sculptures Exhibition By Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya
Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who creates awesome works of art out LEGO® bricks.

His recent global museum exhibitions titled,The Art of the Brick® feature large-scale sculptures using only LEGO® bricks toy building blocks.

His work is currently on exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Museum.

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World’s Largest Lego Sculpture: A Life-Size X-Wing Fighter (Photos)

(Photo from POPSCI)
(Photo by Dan Bracaglia, credit to POPSCI)

Thousands of people gathered in New York City’s Times Square on May 22 to watch the unveiling of the world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter.

It took 32 model builders, 5.3 million LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete the life-size X-wing fighter.

The X-wing fighter stands at 11 feet tall, with a wingspan of 43 feet and weighing nearly 46,000 pounds.

The engines have lights and speakers, and so they light up and cycle through a pre-programmed series of launch and battle sounds.

LEGO even has the droid, the cute R2-D2 built for the project.

R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)
R2-D2. (Photo by Dan Bracaglia credit to POPSCI)

The X-wing is strong enough for a person to sit in the cockpit or perch atop one of the engines and the designers use computer to plan an intricate steel infrastructure that will ensure the X-wing won’t shatter in an earthquake.

After its time in New York City, the X-wing will travel to Legoland in California.

The life-size X-wing fighter is really awesome and I think LEGO made X-wing to promote this coming Star Wars movie.

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In Photos: Northeast Blizzard Now And Then

1940: During one of the worst blizzards in New England history, the heart of Boston's shopping district is shut down. (AP Photo/Abe Fox)
1940: During one of the worst blizzards in New England history, the heart of Boston’s shopping district is shut down. (AP Photo/Abe Fox) Please click the photo for larger image.

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Superstorm Sandy: Before And After Photos

Superstorm Sandy brought destructive force of the powerful wind gusts, torrential rains and massive storm surges that killed at least 64 people and caused billions of dollars in damages throughout the East Coast.

The Battery Park underpass in New York City took on about 12 feet of water during the storm.

Before Sandy:

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After Sandy:

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Before Sandy:

Seaside, N.J., was a bustling destination featuring a roller coaster and Ferris wheel along the Jersey Shore. (Yahoo! Travel/Dan Beards/flickr)

After:

But Sandy swept the roller coaster into the ocean. (Reuters)

Before:

The OC Fishing Pier in Ocean City, Md., survived Hurricane Irene a year ago. (Laura Emmons/The Daily Times)

After:

Only part of the pier held up after Sandy. (AP)

Before:

The historic boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., has seen better times. (Yahoo! Travel/londondreamer2/flickr)

After:

Sandy ravaged the famed boardwalk. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Before:

The Bounty before the storm. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

After: 

The Bounty sank in the Atlantic, 90 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C.

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Photos: Superstorm Sandy Aftermath

The tail end of a SUV is perched on top of a postal mailbox in the aftermath of floods from Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Coney Island, N.Y. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Battered by a record storm surge of nearly 14 feet of water, large sections of New York City remained submerged under several feet of water.

Subway and commuter tunnels under New York City, which carry several million riders a day, were under several feet of water.

At least 45 people were killed in nine states.

There was a huge fire that destroyed houses in the flooded  Breezy Point and Belle Harbor, blizzards hit Appalachia, no power for millions, a storm surge up to 14 feet and rain that caused flooding.

Sandy aftermath photos remind me of the March 2011 Japan tsunami aftermath.

Currie Wagner walks away from the scene where the debris of his grandmother Betty Wagner’s house ended up on top of the Mantoloking Bridge the morning after superstorm Sandy rolled through, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Mantoloking, N.J. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Boats rest on Broadway Avenue after they were washed ashore from a boatyard in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. (Reuters/Steve Nesius)
Sandy’s wrath is evident in this photo of Staten Island Railway’s Clifton Shop in New York. (Reuters)
Cars float in a flooded subterranean basement after the massive storm Sandy flooded the Financial District in New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard on October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Mark C. Olsen/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Homes are flooded after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the southern New Jersey coastline in this U.S. Coast Guard handout photo in Tuckerton, New Jersey, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/U.S.Coast Guard/Handout
A 168-foot water tanker, the John B. Caddell, sits on the shore Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2012 where it ran aground on Front Street in the Stapleton neighborhood of New York’s Staten Island as a result of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Sean Sweeney)
One of many homes badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy is pictured in the Cosey Beach neighborhood of East Haven, Connecticut October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
Water reaches street level at the West Street entrance to the Battery Park Underpass, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
People stand by a hole that has formed at a construction site on South Street Seaport in Manhattan, New York. (Getty Images/Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Flooding at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, Oct. 30, 2012. (Photo courtesy of JetBlue)
A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

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Photos: Fire And Water Destroyed Homes In NYC’s Queens Breezy Point And Belle Harbor

A home damaged by fire is shown in the Belle Harbor neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Fire department spokesperson said 110 homes burned to the ground and another 20 were damaged by fire spread by Sandy’s near-hurricane force winds in Breezy Point.

Like Breezy Point, Belle Harbor is a private beach community in the Rockaway area, a narrow spit of land barely above sea level that thrusts into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The area had been extensively flooded by Sandy’s record storm surge, which made it very hard for the firefighters who sped to the scene.

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Homes that are devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy are seen at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. Millions of people across the eastern United States awoke on Tuesday to scenes of destruction wrought by monster storm Sandy, which knocked out power to huge swathes of the nation’s most densely populated region, swamped New York’s subway system and submerged streets in Manhattan’s financial district. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. The fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses Monday night in the flooded neighborhood. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire in the Breezy Point section, but they are still putting out some pockets of fire. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Damage caused by a fire at Breezy Point is shown Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in in the New York City borough of Queen. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
A view shows homes devastated by fire and the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A rainbow is seen among homes devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy at the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough of New York October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
A damaged car sits in the remains of a house in the Rockaways section of New York, October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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