New Jersey train crashes into station, one dead, several injured

Written by: IANS
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New Jersey, Sep 29: A packed commuter train ploughed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour today, killing at least one person and injuring over 100, many of them critically.

A train crashed into the New Jersey Transit Hoboken station on Thursday during rush hour, causing major structural damage and numerous injuries, a media report said.

New Jersey train crashes into station

Images of the accident posted on social media showed mangled metal, wires and debris scattered all over the floor, RT news reported.

The accident occurred around 8.30 a.m. (local time).

A user from New York City, under the name Inscrutable India, wrote: "Lucky to be alive ... we in the second car of the train that crashed in Hoboken," New York Daily News reported.

Several persons who were on the train tweeted they felt "lucky to be alive".

Photos from the scene indicate the train rammed into several support columns that led to collapse of part of the station's ceiling. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.


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