A Metro-North trail derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx.
At least four people were killed and 63 people injured, according to NBC News, citing authorities. Of those 63, 11 are reported to be critical.
The accident happened around 7:20 a.m. as the train was rounding a curve around 100 feet from its next stop at Spuyten Duyvil station when five of seven cars came off the tracks, an MTA spokesman said.
The cause of the accident is not known. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to make a statement shortly.
According to CNN: “A law enforcement official on the scene and familiar with the investigation said the train operator told investigators he applied brakes to the train, but it didn’t slow down.”
Hudson Line Service has been suspended between Croton Harmon station and Grand Central, Metro-North said on its website.
Amtrak service has also been disrupted between New York City and Albany.
There was an initial report from the AP that “some cars” had gone into the water. However images from news organisations, as well as social media show multiple derailments with cars near, but not in, the water.
The train left Poughkeepsie at 5:54 a.m. and was scheduled to arrived at Grand Central at 7:43 a.m.
The accident is not related to a freight train that derailed near the same station in July, NBC News reported.
Here are some pictures of the scene and screenshots from social media.
Out for morning walk; wondering about sirens. Metro-North derailed at Sputen Duyvil. pic.twitter.com/7EyOu6x02J
— R. P. Schwartz (@Doc_RPS) December 1, 2013
Another picture on Twitter shows a car near, but not in the water.
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