Photos: Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

To rescue passengers from the train, emergency responders asked them to crawl out of cracks in the train.
Philadelphia train crash
Photos: Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia NBC10 via Reuters

An Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening while traveling from New York City to Washington, D.C.

Between eight and 10 cars came off the tracks, overturning and injuring passengers. About 240 people were on board at the time. Officials have said at least 50 people were injured in the crash. Many of the injuries reported have been minors, though several people were removed on stretchers from the scene.

To rescue passengers from the train, emergency responders asked them to crawl out of cracks in the train.

Aerial footage of first responders working at the scene of a train derailment in Philadephia, Pennslylania May 12, 2015. NBC10 via Reuters