Dozens Injured in New York Train Derailment

Dozens Injured in New York Train DerailmentDozens Injured in New York Train Derailment

A passenger train derailed near New York, injuring dozens of people, US officials say.

The incident occurred at New Hyde Park in Nassau County. The injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

The 12-carriage Long Island Rail Road train carrying some 600 passengers derailed at about 21:00 local time on Saturday (0100 GMT Sunday). Reports say it hit a work train about 32 km east of New York’s Manhattan borough, BBC reported.

Twenty-nine people were taken to hospital with injuries such as broken bones and concussion, officials said, with scores more treated at the scene for more minor injuries.

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