Wednesday 13 December 2017

New Jersey commuter train crash - What we know so far Newsdesk Newsdesk

A transit train derailed and crashed through the station in Hoboken, New Jersey during this morning's rush hour.

Here is what we know so far.

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- At least 100 people have been injured and according to local media reports, at least three people have died.

- Reports have also stated that there are still many people trapped at the scene.

- The Department of Foreign Affairs is not aware of any Irish people being involved in the crash.

- PATH trains said on Twitter that due to a NJ Transit train derailment at Hoboken station, all of its services were also suspended.

- The Transit train was coming from New York crashed during the Thursday morning rush hour.

- Hoboken lies on the west bank of the Hudson River across from New York City. Its station, one of the busiest in the metropolitan area, is used by many commuters traveling into Manhattan from New Jersey and further afield.

- “It just never stopped. It was going really fast and the terminal was basically the brake for the train,” Nancy Bido, a passenger on the train, told WNBC-TV in New York.

More to follow.

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