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Updated: Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:53:37 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

NYC train derailment causes several injuries



Cars from a Metro-North passenger train are scattered after the train derailed in the Bronx neighborhood of New York, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (© AP Photo/Edwin Valero)

Cars from a Metro-North passenger train are scattered after the train derailed in the Bronx neighborhood of New York, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Edwin Valero) Edwin Valero/Associated Press

A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, causing "multiple injuries," authorities said.

The derailment of the southbound Hudson Line train was reported at about 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station, authorities said. The train left Poughkeepsie at 5:54 a.m. and was due to arrive at 7:43 a.m. at Grand Central Terminal, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said in a news release.

The train appeared to be going "a lot faster" than usual as it approached the curve coming into the station, passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC-TV.

The Fire Department of New York said 130 firefighters are on the scene. The extent of the injuries is not yet clear, the MTA said.

Four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station, the MTA said. But none of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent, the MTA said.

The crash was reported by the engineer, and it wasn't clear if any crew members are injured, the MTA said.

Edwin Valero was in an apartment building above the accident scene when the train derailed. He says none of the cars went into the water where the Harlem River meets the Hudson, but at least one ended up at the water's edge.

At first, he said, he didn't notice that the train had flipped over.

"I didn't realize it had been turned over until I saw a firefighter walking on the window," he said.

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