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    *Breaking News* Passenger Train Derails in NYC

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    A Metro-North train derailed Sunday morning at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, the New York Fire Department said. About 100 firefighters are responding to the scene. Injuries are reported, according to CNN affiliates WABC and WCBS. Two to five cars came off the track shortly after 7 a.m., fire officials told WCBS. Service has been suspended on part of the Hudson Line, Metro-North said on Twitter.
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    Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx. A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles have responded. Rebecca Schwartz says some of the trains are submerged in water.
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    Authorities say a Metro-North train has derailed in the Bronx, and multiple injuries are reported. It happened at 7:20 Sunday morning at Palisades Avenue and Independence Avenue in the Spuyten Duyvel section. Police say four cars are off the tracks and two are on their side.

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    Firefighters, rescue workers and ambulances have responded to the scene, and some firefighters broke through windows to remove passengers from the train. A number of passengers have been taken out on stretchers.

    A passenger who was on the train told Eyewitness News...that it was travelling at a higher rate of speed than it normally does.

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    The train came off the tracks just as it was coming around a sharp curve. There is no word yet on the cause of the accident.
    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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    WCBS (Local CBS Affiliate)

    There are multiple injuries, some serious, fire officials said.

    Emergency crews were on the scene removing passengers from inside the cars, WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reported. Some of the injured were seen on stretchers.

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    Five cars came off the track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station shortly after 7 a.m.

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    Service has been suspended on the Metro-North Hudson line between Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie.

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    praying there are no casualties from this accident

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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 .
    Last edited by Cyn; 12-01-2013 at 02:28 PM.

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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.

    A law enforcement official on the scene and familiar with the investigation said the train operator told investigators he applied brakes to the train, but it didn't slow down.
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    FNC is reporting that there were 7 passenger cars, plus a diesel locomotive, and their report says that five cars were derailed.

    The derailment occurred near the Harlem River, and authorities say two cars were left lying on their sides, although none of the cars went into the nearby waterway.
    “One approached the water and came close, but did not go in,” [Metro-North spokesman] Aaron Donovan tells FoxNews.com.

    Donovan said a locomotive was pushing the train from behind, although the operating engineer who controlled the train was stationed in the front of the first passenger car.

    “It’s going to be a long time before this is cleared up,” MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders told Fox News. “It was not a hugely crowded train,” she added.
    ETA: FNC reporting that 63 people were injured, with 11 of them deemed "critical," plus the 4 fatalities.
    Last edited by Cyn; 12-01-2013 at 04:23 PM.

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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.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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

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