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Man hit, killed by Amtrak train in NE Philly

The collission happened late Sunday in Bridesburg, officials said.

A MAN WAS fatally struck by an Amtrak train in Northeast Philly late Sunday, officials said yesterday.

The collision took place about 11:40 p.m. on the tracks in Bridesburg, said Craig Schulz, an Amtrak spokesman.

A man, whose identity wasn't available last night, was walking in the track area when a Northeast Regional train hit him, police said.

Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

It's unclear why the man was walking on the tracks, but it doesn't appear that his death was a suicide, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman.

None of the train's 496 passengers was injured, Schulz said.