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3 dead in New Jersey train crash

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Jersey, Sept 29: At least three persons were killed and over 100 injured on Thursday when a train crashed into the New Jersey Transit Hoboken station during rush hour, causing major structural damage, a media report said. Most of the injured appeared to be passengers in the first train car or people waiting at the station, WABC reported.

Passengers told the media that it was train number 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line, which left Spring Valley, New York at 7.23 a.m. bound for Hoboken and was apparently running late.

Passenger Bhagyesh Shah said that he boarded the train at Secaucus. He said that he normally stood near the window, but stood in the back of the train. “The next thing I know, we are ploughing through the platform,” NBC New York quoted Shah as saying. “It was for a couple of seconds, but it felt like an eternity,” he added. (IANS)

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