Four Dead, At Least 60 Injured in NYC Train Derailment


Updated December 1, 2013, 4:50 p.m.

A New York City passenger train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday morning, leaving at least four people dead and more than 60 injured.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed the casualties, speaking from the scene hours after the accident. He said authorities believed they have everyone accounted for, and that representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board are en route.

At least 67 passengers were injured, The New York Timesreports, 11 critically, when a train from Poughkeepsie, NY, derailed under the Henry Hudson Bridge at about 7:20 a.m. in the Bronx, according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan. Four or five cars of the seven-car train left the tracks about 100 yards north of the station, but none entered the adjacent Hudson and Harlem rivers, the MTA said.

Three of the four people who were killed were thrown from the train during the derailment, FDNY…

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