4 Dead, Dozens Injured in NY Train Derailment

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NEW YORK (CNN) — A passenger train derailed in New York Sunday morning killing at least four people and injuring at least 67 others, according to a New York Fire Department official.

The Metro-North train derailed at Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx.

The train came off the tracks just as it was coming around a sharp curve. The operator of the train told investigators he applied the brakes, but it didn’t slow down, a law enforcement official on scene and familiar with the investigation told CNN.

More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene.

At least two of the dead appeared to have been ejected from the train, according to sources.

A total of five passenger cars derailed in the accident, the New York Fire Department said.

It happened shortly after 7 a.m., fire officials told WCBS. They did not go into the Harlem River, which is beside the tracks, the station reported.

The derailment occurred near where a freight train derailed in July, WCBS reported. No one was injured in that accident.

Service has been suspended Sunday on part of the Hudson Line, Metro-North said on Twitter.

A passenger, Frank Tatulli, told WABC he thought the train was traveling faster than usual. He got out on his own, and suffered head and neck injuries, he said.

CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz contributed to this report.

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