Thursday, 29 September 2016

Train crash in New Jersey- Many Causalties

A woman has been killed and 108 other people injured, some of them critically, after a commuter train crashed into a railway station in the US state of New Jersey.
The train reportedly went through ticket barriers and into the reception area of Hoboken station.
Witnesses described a scene of horror at the station.
A huge emergency services operation swung into action following the crash, with firefighters and transport staff helping people from wrecked carriages.

Hoboken is across the Hudson River from New York City. Many commuters use the busy station to travel into Manhattan.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie confirmed there had been one fatality. Earlier reports said three people had died.
Governor Christie said the train's driver was in serious condition and being treated at a local hospital but was co-operating with investigators.
"We have no indication that this is anything but a tragic accident," he added.
Mr Christie also said that the woman killed in the accident was struck by debris while standing on a platform. He did not provide more details on the victim.

Source: BBC news

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