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4 Dead, Dozens Injured in NYC Train Derailment

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Four people were killed and 63 injured on Sunday morning when a passenger train derailed in the Bronx.

The Metro-North train started its journey in Poughkeepsie and was headed for Grand Central. It was not scheduled to make a stop at the Spuyten Duyvil station near where it derailed around 7:30 and slid towards the Harlem River.

Passenger Frank Tatulli told WABC-TV that the train appeared to be moving "a lot faster" than usual.

"I was asleep and I woke up when the car started rolling several times," passenger Joel Zaritsky told the Associated Press.  "Then I saw the gravel coming at me, and I heard people screaming. There was smoke everywhere and debris. People were thrown to the other side of the train."


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