Derailed train injures up to 100 on Long Island in New York

By REUTERS
October 9, 2016 06:04

A Long Island Rail Road passenger train derailed on Saturday near the community of New Hyde Park, New York, injuring dozens of people and forcing suspension of service on the key transit line in both directions, railroad and police officials said.

Official details were not immediately available on the precise circumstances and severity of the incident, which occurred at about 9 p.m. local time, when a passenger train struck a work train about 20 miles (32 km) east of Manhattan, according to police.

It was not immediately clear if the work train was stationary at the time.

An estimated 50 to 100 people were hurt in the accident, though none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, Nassau County Police spokeswoman Mary Verna told Reuters by telephone.


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