NEW YORK – A Metro-North New York City train has derailed, police said.
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The train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, with at least four and as many as all seven cars off the track, including two cars on their sides, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police.
The New York Fire Department said there were “multiple injuries” in the derailment, but the extent of the injuries is unclear. The fire department says 130 firefighters are on the scene.
The FDNY said the derailment in the Bronx was reported at 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Photos taken of the accident scene show eight cars derailed.
The MTA said four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station on a curved section of the track. But the MTA added that none of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent.
The agency said the crash was reported by the engineer and it wasn’t clear if any crew members are injured.
Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed. He said one of the cars ended up a few feet from the edge.
He says he didn’t realize the train had turned on its side until he saw a firefighter walking on the window.
In a press conference Gov. Cuomo and officials said it was too early to draw conclusions or speculate regarding the cause of the crash.
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