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Canadian man killed in Amtrak train derailment

Last Updated May 13, 2015 at 11:46 pm EST

A Canadian man has been identified as one of the victims in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Abid Gilani, an executive with Wells Fargo, was one of seven people killed in the crash in Philadelphia.

According to the New York Daily News, the 55-year-old executive and his mother from Toronto had attended funeral services for his uncle in Virginia, and he had to return to New York City for work.

Amtrak said there were 238 passengers and five crew members aboard the derailed No. 188 train on route from Washington, D.C., to New York. Seven cars, including the engine, left the tracks, according to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Nutter said 65 others were taken to area hospitals, six of them critically injured.

Investigators say the train was travelling at more than twice the speed limit when it encountered a sharp curve.

With files from Reuters

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