Amtrak train breaks apart on trip to Boston

All 52 passengers were uninjured; authorities are investigating the incident.
1:16 | 02/07/18

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new trouble on the tracks for amtrak tonight. The Acela express today breaking apart during a trip from D.C. To Boston. Two cars on the train actually separating. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: This is what it looked like this morning when the speeding train came to a stop. Passengers couldn't believe it. Two cars were breaking apart. Are you guys okay? No. You're not okay? I'm a little shook up. Reporter: The high speed Acela express from Washington to Boston broke apart near haverdy grace, Maryland. Amtrak tonight is calling this a "Highly unusual mechanical event." All 52 passengers were uninjured and had to be moved to a different train. Felt like we were almost dragging something. When I looked out the window, I could see a shower of sparks coming out the side of the train. Reporter: This has been an unfortunate few weeks for amtrak. Everything is everywhere. We wrecked on the train. Reporter: These were calls for help just two days ago, after a train on its way to Miami crashed head-on into a parked freight train sitting on the tracks in South Carolina. There's babies on here bleeding out there heads. It's a lot of people hurt. Reporter: Amtrak is investigating the train this morning that broke in two. They say its speed could be as high as 125 miles an hour. David? Steve osunsami with us tonight.

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