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4 dead, dozens injured in NYC train derailment

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/01/2013 @ 12:44 pm In U.S. | No Comments

(USATODAY) — NEW YORK — Four people were killed and more than 60 were injured Sunday when a commuter train derailed in the Bronx.

The Fire Department of New York said more than 130 firefighters raced to the derailment scene just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station, helping extricate passengers and crew from the train. Four or five of the southbound train’s seven cars derailed in an area on the edge of the Hudson River near the station just north of Manhattan, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.

The crash shattered the Sunday morning calm in one of the city’s most bucolic neighborhoods. Wilma Rosen has lived-in the Spyten Dyvll section of the Bronx for 35 years. Hilly, leafy and on the water at the confluence of the Harlem and Hudson rivers, “it’s such a beautiful spot. Most people’s idea of the Bronx is not like this,” she said.


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