Passenger Train Derails Near New York

A passenger train has derailed near New York, injuring a number of people, US officials say. The injuries are believed to be non life-threatening after the incident near New Hyde Park, Nassau County.

Passenger Train Derails

A Long Island Rail Road train derailed after 21:00 local time on Saturday (01:00 GMT Sunday).

Reports say it hit a work train about 20 miles (32km) east of New York’s Manhattan borough.

Initial reports said between 50 and 100 people were injured, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo later said 11 people were hurt.

About 600 people were on board the train.

The rail line – one of the busiest in the New York area – was closed after the crash.

Last month, a woman was killed and 108 other people were injured after a commuter train crashed into a railway station in New Jersey.

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