More than 100 hurt in New York train derailment

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that a train was supposed to stop at a bumper but failed to do so, moving a few feet past it.

More than 100 hurt in New York train derailment

World Bulletin / News Desk

A New York commuter train derailed Wednesday during the morning rush at a station in Brooklyn, leaving more than 100 people with mostly minor injuries and sparking travel delays, officials said.

The accident at Atlantic Terminal in the heart of the New York borough comes less than four months after a fatal crash on another commuter line in New Jersey, when a train derailed as it entered a station.

On Wednesday, a Long Island Rail Road train crashed around 8:30 am (1330 GMT). 

Passengers rushed out as smoke filled the tunnel. The impact bent the train's doors and smashed windows.

Some of the injured were brought out on stretchers.

Officials -- visibly relieved the toll was not higher -- said they were launching an investigation.

"103 injuries reported at scene of Atlantic Terminal LIRR train derailment, all non-life-threatening," the New York Fire Department said in a tweet.

A fire department official said the train carried 500 to 600 people, and the first two train cars were seriously damaged.

"We were lucky, it could have been quite a bit worse," the official said.

At least 11 people were taken to hospital, and were unable to walk, he added.

An investigation into that incident, in which the train entered the station at an unusually high speed, is ongoing.


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