Banker among dead after train derailed


Sad to report.

Abid Gilani, a Senior Vice President in Wells Fargo’s commercial real estate division, was among passengers who died when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, according to the bank.

'Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy', the company said in an e-mailed statement.

Bloomberg News reports that Gilani joined Wells Fargo’s hospitality finance group last year from Marriott International, according to his LinkedIn profile. He worked at the hotel operator for more than six years, and previously spent almost two decades at Bank of Nova Scotia.

Seven people were killed and more than 200 were injured when the train derailed late Tuesday on its way from Washington to New York, closing part of the busiest passenger-rail corridor in the U.S. 

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