A morning commuter Long Island Rail Road train has derailed in Brooklyn with multiple injuries at the height of the rush hour commute.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) January 4, 2017
Early reports indicated as many as two dozen people were being treated immediately at the scene for injuries. The train pulled into the Atlantic Terminal, and NBC reports that the doors to the train were successfully opened after the crash on track 6.
— Aaron D. Neufeld (@Aaron_D_Neufeld) January 4, 2017
Emergency first responders set up a triage center right outside Atlantic Terminal, and the most seriously injured victims were rushed to the hospital immediately.
Eyewitnesses and passengers recounted that an “explosion” sound accompanied the derailment.
JUST IN: Injuries reported after New York commuter train derails in Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/eGybDUC9E1
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 4, 2017
UPDATE: 9:09 a.m. EST: NBC News New York is now reporting that there are 37 minor injuries as a result of the derailment.
UPDATE: 10:33 a.m. EST: The number of injuries has risen to at least 76; New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo announced shortly ago that the most severe injury may be a broken leg.
This news is breaking and we will update as more information becomes known.
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