According to South Carolina governor Henry McMaster, at least 116 people were injured in the accident.
The Amtrak reports of injured among the 139 passengers and 8 crew members, with no immediate information on their exact number.
According to the official Twitter account of the Lexington County Sheriff, as a result of the collision several train cars derailed. Rescuers have arrived at the scene of the accident.
The county Sheriff also reported of two people being killed as a result of the accident.
Earlier, the Official page of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division confirmed the number of killed, adding that at least 50 people had been wounded.
🔴 #Breaking: Amtrak says train operating between New York and Miami with 8 crew members and 139 passengers has collided with a freight train in South Carolina. Local authorities are responding to the scene, with injuries reported.— Roger Simas 🇨🇦 (@SimasRealEstate) 4 февраля 2018 г.
Developing story.#Amtrak #news pic.twitter.com/lGYOJ2qcog
Pine Ridge train incident update: @CountyLex confirms two fatalities, more than 50 injured transported to the hospital. Shelter for passengers open at Pine Ridge Middle School. Media update @SCEMD at 6:30 a.m. #alert— SCEMD (@SCEMD) 4 февраля 2018 г.
The Emergency Management Division has held a media briefing at 6:30 a.m. local time (11:30 GMT).