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Posted December 1, 2013 by BlueMagic in News
 
 

Metro Train Derailed in NYC; Two Reported Dead [Video] [Photo]

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This morning a Metro-North 7 cart train derailed this morning in Bronx, NY. CNN had a current coverage of the incident.

New York (CNN) — A Metro-North train derailed Sunday morning at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, the New York Fire Department said.
At least two died, a New York City police source familiar with the investigation and rescue told CNN.
About 100 firefighters are responding to the scene.
Multiple 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. They did not enter the water, the station reported.
Service has been suspended on part of the Hudson Line, Metro-North said on Twitter.

CBS Reports:

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.

Five cars came off the track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station shortly after 7 a.m., MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan told WCBS 880. One car came to rest feet from the water.

The southbound train left Poughkeepsie at 5:54 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Grand Central Terminal at 7:43 a.m.

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

The derailment occurred near where a freight train derailed in July. No one was injured in that accident.