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USA: 1 dead, 100 injured in New Jersey train crash


At least one person has died, and 100 have been injured in a major rush-hour train crash at a commuter station in a suburb of New York City.

Officials also say more than 100 people have been seriously injured, at the accident in a station in Hoboken.

The train was coming in from New York State.

Hoboken is around ten kilometres from Manhattan. Many people use the line to commute into New York City for work.

The New Jersey Transit Authority says services have been suspended in and out of the station while emergency is ongoing.

Eyewitnesses say the train overshot the end of the platform.

It ploughed through ticket barriers into the concourse of the station.

According to reports, the carriages collapsed into the air and shattered the station’s glass roof.

Emergency crews raced to the scene, including more than two dozen ambulances.

Images uploaded to social media show severe damage to the train and widespread structural damage to the station concourse.

There were initial reports of people trapped in the debris, as injured people can be seen being led away for treatment.

Investigators have arrived at the scene. Officials say the train driver survived the impact; the train driver was critically injured and is currently receiving care at a hospital.

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