New York Commuter Rail Train Derails

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A New York commuter rail train traveling derailed this morning in the Bronx on its way to Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

At least four people were killed and another 63 people were injured.

The accident happened around 7:20 a.m. as the seven-car train from Poughkeepsie was rounding a curve on its approach to the Spuyten Duyvil station.

According to NBC New York, five of the cars completely came off the track, some pushed dangerously close to the Hudson River, although none went into the water.

The New York Fire Department has 130 emergency personnel on the scene and the coast guard is standing by. Earlier this summer, a train carrying garbage derailed along a similar section of the track.

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