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At least 1 Dead, More than 100 Injured in NJ Commuter Train Crash

  • VOA Staff

FILE - A New Jersey Transit Police officer stands guard near a train at the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J.

FILE - A New Jersey Transit Police officer stands guard near a train at the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J.

At least one person has been reported dead and more than 100 injured in a commuter train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The train crashed into a rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing major damage.

Hoboken city spokesman Juan Melli told VOA the train derailed and plowed through the platform.

Rail service has been suspended in and out of Hoboken, located 11 kilometers outside New York City.

Rescue crews are on the scene. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

WATCH: Video from the scene recorded by transit employee

The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform. A metal structure covering the area collapsed.

"It simply did not stop," WFAN anchor John Minko, who witnessed the crash, told 1010 WINS. "It went right through the barriers and into the reception area."


The station is a hub for commuters switching from the NJ Transit system to the PATH system to head into Manhattan.

Hoboken, which is New Jersey Transit's fifth-busiest stations with 15,000 boardings per weekday, is the final stop for several train lines and a transfer point for many commuters on their way to New York City.

Some information for this report was provided by AP

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