Amidst train tragedy, musician complains Amtrak lost her violin

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Amidst Train Tragedy, Musician Complains Amtrak Lost Her Violin


It was a terrifying scene inside the wreckage of the New York bound Amtrak train that derailed just outside Philadelphia last night.

Dramatic cell phone video showed injured passengers helping each other out of the wreck.

Among the passengers on the Amtrak train was Kayla Bonham.

INSIDE EDITION spoke to him as he left the hospital. He said, "I am very blessed to be as safe as I was compaired to pretty much everyone else on that train. There was a lot of people that were hurting on that train. I am very fortunate enough to be able to walk out of that."

One of the passengers was former Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy.

Read: Search Continues For Missing Amtrak Passengers After Derailment

He said, "It was mayhem at first. A lot of blood a lot of folks got banged up, hurt bad. I checked my body parts, I was okay, the guy next to me was unconscious so I kind of slapped him a little bit and got him up and he was, believe it or not, okay."

Among the seven dead are 20-year-old U.S. Navy midshipman Justin Zemser and 48-year-old Associated Press reporter, Jim Gaines,

Among those not accounted for is Rachel Jacobs, just named the CEO of an internet startup. Her friends are making frantic appeals on social media to find her.

Published reports say the train may have been going too fast for the curve. The Wall Street Journal reports that the train may have been going at 100 mph when it hit the 50 mph curve where it crashed.

And amid all the carnage, a professional violinist is sparking outrage for complaining she lost her favorite violin.

Passenger Jennifer Kim tweeted: "Amtrak thanks a lot for derailing my train. Can I please get my violin back from the second car?"

There was an immediate social media backlash. "Distasteful," went one response.

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