Passenger train derails in NYC

2013-12-01 15:20
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Train derails in New York

A passenger train has derailed in New York City, killing at least 4 people and leaving more than 60 injured.

New York - The fire department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in a Metro-North passenger train derailment, but the extent of the injuries is unclear.

The FDNY says the train derailment in the Bronx was reported on Sunday near the Spuyten Duyvil station. Photos taken of the accident scene show eight cars derailed.

The fire department says 130 firefighters are on the scene.

Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed.

He says none of the cars went into the water where the Harlem River meets the Hudson, but at least one ended up a few metres from the edge.

Earlier, a woman had claimed that some of the cars had plunged into the river.

Valero says he didn't realise the train had turned on its side until he saw a firefighter walking on the window.
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