37 injured in Brooklyn’s train accident

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Rescue in Brooklyn train accident. Twitter photo
Rescue in Brooklyn train accident. Twitter photo

Thirty-seven persons have been reported injured in a train that derailed on Wednesday’s morning in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal.

New York police have confirmed.

New York Police Fire Department, however, said no one has any life threatening injuries.

Passengers on social media described the train cars as striking the platform in the station.

New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority said Brooklyn Atlantic Terminal would experience delays due to the derailment,’’

Twitter handles gave different account of the casualties.

@FDNY said 76 non life-threatening injuries reported at scene of LIRR train derailment, Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn

The New York TimesVerified account ‏@nytimes said more than 70 people were injured after a Long Island Rail Road train derailed as it came into Atlantic Terminal

It said a Long Island Rail Road train derailed in Brooklyn during rush hour on Wednesday, injuring dozens of people and disrupting morning commutes around the city, the authorities said.

The Fire Department said 106 people were injured.

Jim Long, a spokesman for the department, said, “We don’t have anyone with any serious, life-threatening injuries.”

Mr. Long said that as the train came into Atlantic Terminal at 8:20 a.m. on Track 6, it “came off the rail.”

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