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'We need help:' Train passengers describe chaos in 911 calls

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By MEG KINNARD and EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) - One passenger on the train that crashed in South Carolina over the weekend described babies with "their heads busted wide open" and said everybody "flew to the front."

Another said that several passengers, including himself, had chest pains after the train slammed into a parked freight train on a side track early Sunday. The chaos they witnessed and panic they felt was revealed in 911 calls released Tuesday to the news media.

Investigators have said that railway signals were off while crews were installing a safety system that could have prevented the exact type of wreck that happened.

The crash killed the engineer and the conductor, and sent more than 100 passengers to the hospital.

The train was en route from New York to Miami.

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