Train Derailment Injures 103 In New York

At least 103 people have been injured, none reportedly life-threatening, following the derailment of a passenger train in New York City, in the United States.

A commuter train has derailed during rush hour in New York City, injuring dozens of people.

The Long Island Railroad train went off the tracks as it arrived at the busy Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn.

New York’s fire department said 103 people had reportedly suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries.

Passengers on the train said there had been a loud bang followed by a jolt that made some people on the train fall down.

Some of the injured were taken away on stretchers, while others were seen sitting near the train holding ice packs to their heads.

The cause of the accident, which happened at about 08:20 local time (13:20 GMT), has not been determined.

The US Federal Railroad Administration said its investigators were heading to the scene.

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