Train derails in New York, 11 injured


New York, Oct 9: At least 11 people were reported injured after a passenger train running on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in the US state of New York derailed on Saturday night, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

But according to Nassau county police spokesperson an estimated 50 to 100 people were wounded.

However, no passenger have received serious injuries.

There were nearly 600 passengers travelling on the train when the first three cars of the train derailed, the governor said.

The cause of the accident is still unclear but as per the media reports, the derailed train had struck a work train on the tracks.

Launched in 1834, the LIRR is a commuter rail system stretching from New York city to the eastern tip of Suffolk county on Long Island.

With an average weekday ridership of nearly 340,000 commuters in 2014, it is believed to be the busiest commuter railroad in North America.

The Saturday derailment came after September 29 train accident, when a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey.

One person killed and 114 injured in that incident, the cause of which is still being investigated.

Wefornews Bureau

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