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1/4/2017



Rail News: Safety

LIRR train derails, injures more than 100 people


New York City firefighters arrived on the scene of the derailment.
Photo – New York City Fire Department's Twitter account

[Editor's note: This story was updated at 10:42 a.m. Eastern time.]

An MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train derailed at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn early this morning and injured more than 100 people.

The train failed to stop at a bumper, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter, adding that there were no fatalities.

The New York City Fire Department tweeted that there were 103 non-life-threatening injuries reported at the scene of the derailment.

LIRR officials told riders to anticipate delays into and out of the terminal as a result of the incident.



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