Amtrak passenger criticised on Twitter over 'lost violin' tweet after fatal Philadelphia crash

Five people died and 140 were injured when the train derailed

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The Independent US

A professional musician who tweeted Amtrak asking for her violin back following the derailment of a train in Philadelphia that killed five people has been subject to criticism on social media.

Jennifer Kim, a violinist with the Washington National Opera Orchestra, was heavily criticised by Twitter users after tweeting about the loss of her violin, which was on board the derailed Amtrak train.

The original tweet has since been deleted and her Twitter account appears to be unavailable, but parody accounts masquerading as Kim have since cropped up.

The backlash against Kim has been fierce, however other users have come to her defence.

At least five people died and 140 people were injured when Amtrak train 188 crashed shortly after leaving the station in Philadelphia.

 

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