*Breaking News* Passenger Train Derails in NYC

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    CNN Breaking News Link

    FNC Breaking News Link

    WABC (Local NYC ABC Affiliate) Link

    Thoughts and prayers to the passengers on this train and their families and friends. Since it's Sunday and is not a workday commute with cars filled to capacity, the number of injuries will be low.
     
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  2. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    WCBS (Local CBS Affiliate)

     
  3. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    praying there are no casualties from this accident
     
  4. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    CNN is reporting that there are two confirmed deaths :(.

    ETA: WABC is reporting that at least 30 people are injured and there are fatalities :fragile:.
     
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  5. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    CNN Article - Updated as more news becomes available

    There are four known fatalities at this time, 2 of which were ejected from the train. At least 67 others were injured, some seriously. Six of the eight train cars came off the tracks, two of which flipped onto their sides.

    FNC Article (Updated as more news becomes available)

    FNC is reporting that there were 7 passenger cars, plus a diesel locomotive, and their report says that five cars were derailed.

    ETA: FNC reporting that 63 people were injured, with 11 of them deemed "critical," plus the 4 fatalities.
     
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  6. Garden Kitty

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    Thank heavens it wasn't a workday, but this is still a busy travel day from the holiday weekend, so the train was more full than ususal. This will mess up a lot of holiday travel and commuters tomorrow, but that is of course insignificant compared to the loss of life and injuries.
     
  7. meggonzo

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    Yikes! I've taken that train line to get to my brother's house.