8th body found in Amtrak train wreckage

PHILADELPHIA (5/14/2015) An eighth body was found this morning in the wreckage of Amtrak train 188 that derailed Tuesday night, officials said.

Mayor Michael Nutter said 43 people remained in hospitals and that authorities have accounted for all 243 people aboard the train.

Investigators released photos and video Wednesday from the scene of the deadly Amtrak train tragedy in Philadelphia.

The wreck involved seven railroad cars and one locomotive. Officials said all of the cars derailed.

The National Transportation Safety Board said preliminary data from its investigation found the northbound train was going more than double the speed limit when it crashed on a curve in the Frankford-Port Richmond area of the city, near Interstate 95.

NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said moments before the derailment at 9:21 p.m., the engineerĀ applied full brakes at 106 mph. He said the authorized speed on the curve was 50 mph.

The train had left the 30th Street station minutes earlier, and had stopped in Wilmington less than an hour earlier. It had originated in Washington, D.C., and was heading for New York.

Sumwalt said the train was equipped with forward-facing video and an event recorder. Both were sent to an NTSB lab in Washington for analysis, he said.