Train derails in New York; 4 deaths reported


New York (CNN) — At least four people have died and at least 40 others were injured in the passenger train derailment Sunday morning at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, two sources familiar with the investigation and rescue told CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz.

About 100 firefighters responded to the scene. Multiple injuries are reported, according to CNN affiliates WABC and WCBS.

Five passenger cars derailed in the accident, the New York Fire Department said.

The cars came off the track shortly after 7 a.m., fire officials told WCBS. They did not enter the water, the station reported.

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

Service was been suspended Sunday on part of the Hudson Line, Metro-North said on Twitter.

A passenger, Frank Tatulli, told WABC the train was traveling faster than usual. He got out on his own, and suffered head and neck injuries, he said.

The train came off the tracks just as it was coming around a sharp curve.



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