As it happened: Bronx derailment

Key points

  • Four people died and 63 were injured, 11 of them critically, when a train derailed in New York City
  • Several of the Metro-North train's carriages came off the tracks in Bronx area at 07:20 (12:20 GMT)
  • Investigators are looking into reports that the train was travelling too fast. All times GMT

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Reporting:

  • Jude Sheerin 
  • Daniel Nasaw 
  • Zoe Murphy 

Last updated 1 December 2013

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Welcome to the BBC's latest updates from the Metro-North passenger train derailment in New York City. The train derailed in the Bronx area, prompting a major emergency services response amid reports of "multiple injuries". Five of the Metro-North train's seven carriages came off the tracks, New York's transport authority said.

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed at about 07:20 local time on Sunday near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx.

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None of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers.

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The commuter train was bound for New York's Grand Central Station, the city's Fire Department said.

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US media are reporting that at least four people have been killed.

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Passenger Frank Tatulli, who suffered head and neck injuries, tells Eyewitness News, reported by ABC, he thought the train was travelling at a higher rate of speed than it normally does.

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Cars from a Metro-North passenger train are scattered after the train derailed in the Bronx neighborhood of New York Five carriages came off the tracks

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NYPD canine officers are searching the woods with dogs for passengers who may have been thrown from the carriages on impact.

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Teri Tynes

Teri Tynes was walking near the Henry Hudson Bridge and tweeted this photo of the scene of the train derailment