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An Amtrak train en route from New York to Miami collided with a freight train early Sunday morning, killing two individuals, injuring 70 others and causing a large fuel spill. The crash occurred at 2:35 a.m. near Cayce, South Carolina, and people were taken to local hospitals for injuries ranging from minor scratches to broken bones, the New York Times reports.

The backdrop: This is the third high-profile Amtrak incident in recent weeks. On Wednesday, a train carrying GOP lawmakers to a retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck, killing one of the truck's drivers. In December, 12 cars of an Amtrak train derailed off a bridge and onto a highway between Tacoma and Olympia in Washington state. Three people died and nearly 100 sustained injuries.

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