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Offline Johnnie F.

New York: passenger train derailed in the Bronx
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:58:59 AM »
News I got are of four dead and 63 injured.



Here's more:

New York train crash: Metro-North derailment in Bronx

Four people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area of New York.

Eleven of the injured are believed to be in a critical condition in hospital.

The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages derailed as the train went into a bend in the railway line near Spuyten Duyvil station.

At the site of the crash, the massive commuter carriages are tossed on their sides like children's toys.

Faced by the wreck, it is not hard to imagine the horror passengers must have experienced: one second sitting peacefully in their seats with the rails humming beneath them, the next slammed violently about, dirt, glass and debris flying all around.

The emergency services have removed the injured victims from the train wagons. Now the long, painstaking work of learning what caused this terrible disaster begins in earnest.

None of the carriages went into the adjacent Hudson or Harlem rivers - although pictures from the scene suggest this nearly happened.

The train appeared to be going "a lot faster'' than normal as it approached the bend coming into the station, passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC-TV.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said the bend where the derailment occurred was in a slow speed area, and that the train's "black box" recorder should be able to tell how fast the train was travelling.

Later on Sunday, federal investigators said the derailed carriages would be turned upright to check for any other possible victims.

National Transportation Safety Board official Earl Weener said his teams would be on site for several days documenting evidence.

"Our mission is not just to understand what happened but why it happened, with the intent of preventing it happening again," he said.

Read the full article at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25176496

New York train crash Metro North derailment in Bronx
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