More than 100 people injured in New York train crash
Los Angeles : In a tragedy that rocked New York City, a train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday’s morning rush hour.
The accident, that was the second major rail accident since late September, injured nearly 100 commuters in the metropolitan.
Emergency crews were called in after the Long Island Rail Road train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation hub at 8:20 a.m PST.
In a briefing, Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue said, "At least 11 people were sent to the hospital. Between 600 and 700 people were on the train."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at the briefing that the train failed to stop on time and derailed after striking a bumping block.
In a Twitter message, the fire department said that about 103 people were injured.
In the accident, front two cars of the six-carriage train were severely damaged and the station’s partitions and bumping block, which prevents railway vehicles from going past the end of a section of track, were also damaged. Passengers said the blood and chaos following the derailment was frightening.