两华人摄影师外拍命断铁道

【波士顿双语网记者李强2014年5月20日综合报道】华人摄影师何奋金博士、林左军5月17日早在宾州外出拍摄,当在铁道上行走时,被一辆从他们身后驶来的货运列车撞到,两人不幸遇难。宾州华人社区对这一事故深表震惊,希望相关部门彻底调查事故原因,并呼吁大家对遇难者家属给予援助。
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当时两人在铁道上行走,没有听到火车的声音。据勘测现场的专家分析,事发地点有一个大的弯道,加上旁边有两座桥,使得在铁道行走的人很难听到从后面来的火车的声音。当时火车上没有乘客,三名火车上的司机和工作人员没有受伤。该货车一共有36节车厢,载有4500多吨的货物。
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乐桃文博士转发了一封通告友人的电邮:“周六(5月17日)的早上,大田豆品的老板何奋金博士很不幸地被火车撞了,当时他和朋友林左军在VF Park摄影,没看到和听到火车过来,两人都遇难了。他本人多才多艺,一直给中文学校很多的支持,我们痛失了两个朋友!”

两位摄影师的纪念网页:517memorial.org,其中有两人的摄影作品链接。请大家考虑为遇难者的家属捐款。

何奋金、林左军的追悼会将于5月25日下午2-4点举行,地点是: Valley Forge Park。朋友们如果有两人的照片,请发送到:517memorial@gmail.com。

下面是当地NBC电视台的报道

Two men have died after being hit by a freight train traveling through King of Prussia on Saturday morning.

The men were walking along the tracks near the defunct Port Kennedy Station along the 1000 block of Station Lane in King of Prussia, Pa. when they were hit, Upper Merion Police tell NBC10.com. The train line is owned by Norfolk Southern.

The 36 car train carrying 4,544 tons of freight was heading westbound on the track for Chicago, Ill. from Morrisville, Pa., Norfolk Southern Police told NBC10.com. The three crew members on board the train were not hurt.

Officials say they’re not sure how fast the train was traveling, but that the speed limit for that stretch of track is 50 mph.

Police say the men, whose names and ages they have yet to release, did not survive. The Montgomery County Medical Examiner is at the scene investigating alongside police.

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