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Update: Buses take train crash victims to hospital

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So many passengers were injured in a South Carolina that an emergency room doctor says they were brought in on two buses.

Palmetto Health emergency room doctor Eric Brown said the hospital quickly changed a tent they were using as a waiting room to keep people away from patients with the flu into a triage area to diagnosis the injured Sunday.

Authorities say 116 people were taken to four hospitals.

Brown says four were admitted to the three hospitals run by Palmetto Health with one in critical condition and two in serious condition. The rest were treated and released.

The passengers were on an Amtrak train that slammed into a freight train that authorities say was parked on a side track near Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say the passenger train's conductor and engineer were killed.

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