Over 100 injured as NY train derails during rush hour
NEW YORK, January 4, 2017
More than 100 people suffered minor injuries on Wednesday after a New York City commuter train derailed at a Brooklyn station during peak morning commuting hours, said a report.
The mishap occurred when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block at the station, reported Boston Globe, citing New York City authorities.
Eleven of the injured were taken to hospitals. Officials at the scene estimated that 600 to 700 people were on the train, stated the report.
Fire officials at the scene said metal that appeared to be from a rail pierced the bottom of the train and the wheels lifted up. They said the crash also damaged a work area beyond the tracks, it added.