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SEPTA train crash injures 32

[Editor's note: This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. today to adjust the number of injured to 32, based on new information from the National Transportation Safety Board.]

A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train carrying passengers ran into an unoccupied train in the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby early this morning, injuring 32 people, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

None of the passengers' injuries appear to be life threatening, SEPTA officials told news media. The train's operator was treated at a local hospital and released. The injured passengers were taken to eight area hospitals.

The accident involving the Norristown High Speed Line train occurred at about 12:15 a.m. The incident is under investigation, SEPTA officials said.

The 69th Street Terminal was the location of another accident in February, when a SEPTA Market-Frankford Line derailed in a rail yard after it crashed into a stopped train. One of the operators was seriously injured, reported.

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