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Old 09-29-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default Train Accident - Hoboken NJ - Sept. 29, 2016

Developing story - major train accident in Hoboken NJ, possible mass casualty event. I'll post more as it comes in.

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A New Jersey transit train crashed into the Hoboken terminal Thursday morning, resulting in multiple injuries and possible fatalities, according to reports.

Disaster struck around 8:30 a.m., according to WNBC.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.
http://nypost.com/2016/09/29/train-c...ium=SocialFlow

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Apparently came right through the station:

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So far, seems to be lots of injuries but no deaths.
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As of now, 100 injured, 1 dead. Probably an accident, but we'll see.
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Three dead and more than 100 people injured after New Jersey commuter train crashes INTO the station
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A NJ Transit train crashed into the Hoboken train station Thursday morning
Three people have been confirmed dead with more than 100 others injured
Passengers said that the train never slowed down as it approached the station
The train brought down part of the ceiling's station as it crashed straight through Track Five
All transit in and out of the station - a major hub for commuters into New York City - has been halted
The crash appears to be operator error, and is not considered deliberate or an act of terrorism
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...s-station.html


NJ Transit employees look at the damaged to the train. Part of
the station's roof collapsed and caused chaos during rush hour
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At least three people died and up to 100 were hurt when an NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal and bricks and causing part of the highly trafficked terminal to collapse.

Preliminary reports suggest the 8:45 a.m. crash - involving train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line from Spring Valley - was accidental or caused by operator error, according to five law enforcement officials. They stressed it was early in the investigation, though.

Sources told NBC New York one of the fatalities was a woman who was on a platform in the station. NJ Transit was expected to hold a news briefing later Thursday with more details.

Jersey City Medical Center said it had more than 50 patients from the crash, including three trauma patients. Some were being treated in the emergency room, though most "walking wounded" were being seen in a cafeteria given the volume of patients.
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The death toll has been revised downward. So far, according to officials, only 1 person was killed. She wasn't on the train; she had been standing on the platform and was killed by debris from the roof collapse.
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