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BREAKING: Deaths, Injuries Reported In New York Train Derailment

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Passenger cars went off the tracks by the Harlem River early Sunday.

Passenger cars went off the tracks by the Harlem River early Sunday.

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A New York-area passenger train derailed Sunday morning, killing at least 4 and injuring 63 others, early estimates suggest. According to CNN, five to seven passenger cars on a Metro-North train derailed at the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx shortly after 7 a.m. The train did not go into the Harlem or Hudson rivers, which sit next to the track.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported the latest injury count at the site of the accident Sunday morning. He said he believes everyone at the site has been accounted for, and that the train operator is among the injured, the Associated Press reports.

This is at least the third derailment on Metro-North this year. In July, a freight train derailed at the same station, and another Metro-North train carrying passengers derailed on the New Haven line in May.

The train carries commuters between New York City and the surrounding suburbs. The Hudson line carries about 18,000 people during normal workdays, according to CNN’s Jon Auerbach. It runs up to Pougkeepsie, about 90 miles north of Manhattan. The train that derailed was headed southbound toward Manhattan.

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