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New York train derails during morning rush, dozens hurt

Commuter Aaron Neufeld said on Twitter that the crash was "crazy," but added, "Seems only a few people are lightly injured."

By: AFP | New York |
Updated: January 4, 2017 9:55:08 pm
New York, New York train, New York train derails, NY train derail, Brooklyn train derail, Brooklyn train derailment An injured passenger, after a Long Island Rail Road commuter train either hit something or derailed, is taken from the Atlantic Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A commuter train derailed today at a station in Brooklyn and injured nearly 80 people, officials said, setting off a panic during the morning rush. The Long Island Rail Road train crashed around 8:30 AM (local time) at Atlantic Terminal in the heart of the New York borough. “76 non life-threatening injuries reported at scene of LIRR train derailment, Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn,” the New York Fire Department said in a tweet. Passengers rushed out as smoke filled the tunnel. The impact bent the train’s doors and smashed windows.

An injured passenger is assisted by an EMS worker as he lies on a gurney outside Atlantic Terminal after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) An injured passenger is assisted by an EMS worker as he lies on a gurney outside Atlantic Terminal after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Some of the injured were brought out on stretchers. Commuter Aaron Neufeld said on Twitter that the crash was “crazy,” but added, “Seems only a few people are lightly injured.” New York’s emergency notification system warned of traffic and transit delays and road closures in the area. In September, a train derailed during rush hour as it entered the station in Hoboken, New Jersey, near New York. One person died and 114 were injured.

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An investigation into that incident, in which the train entered the station at unusually high speed, is ongoing.

An injured passenger is carried out of Atlantic Terminal on a gurney by firefighters after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) An injured passenger is carried out of Atlantic Terminal on a gurney by firefighters after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

 

Two injured passengers sit outside the Atlantic Terminal after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Two injured passengers sit outside the Atlantic Terminal after a Long Island Rail Road incident, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Officials said a commuter train either hit something or derailed as it arrived at the terminal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

 

An injured passenger, after a Long Island Rail Road commuter train either hit something or derailed, is taken from the Atlantic Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) An injured passenger, after a Long Island Rail Road commuter train either hit something or derailed, is taken from the Atlantic Terminal, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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