Abid Gilani, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, was one of seven people killed when Amtrak 188 train derailed in Philadelphia.
Abid Gilani, a 55-year-old senior vice president, was a passenger on the Northeast Regional Train 188 when it veered off the track in Philadelphia.
Gilani and his mother from Toronto had attended funeral services for his uncle in Virginia, and he had to return to New York City for work, a cousin told the Daily News.
The married father of two had recently relocated with his family to Walnut Creek, Calif. from Maryland while his kids went to college on the West Coast. The dedicated dad and executive had to commute across the country each week to work in Manhattan and returned home each weekend to California to be with his wife.
"His mother was in town from Toronto for the funeral of her brother and now has to bury her son," the cousin said.
Gilani had worked for Wells Fargo for about a year after nearly eight years with hotel giant Marriott International.
Emergency responders search for passengers following an Amtrak train derailment on Tuesday in the Frankfort section of Philadelphia, Pa.
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