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Eighth Derailment Victim Found; Service From Philly To NY Remains Suspended

NTSB officials on the scene of the Amtrak Train derailment near Philadelphia.
NTSB officials on the scene of the Amtrak Train derailment near Philadelphia. Photo Credit: NTSB

PHILADELPHIA -- An eighth victim of the deadly Amtrak train derailment has been located Thursday.

All 243 people who were on Amtrak Train 188 have now been accounted for and no additional bodies are expected to be found, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said.

Five victims have been identified: Navy midshipman Justin Zemser, 20; Associated Press video software architect Jim Gaines, 48; Wells Fargo senior vice president Abid Gilani, 55;  ApprenNet online learning start-up CEO Rachel Jacobs, 39, of New York City; and Derrick Griffith, a dean at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia remains suspended. There is limited service between New York and Boston.

Amtrak is hoping to restore at least limited service by Monday, CEO Joe Boardman announced Thursday afternoon, adding full service could resume on Tuesday.

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