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One killed, more than 100 injured as train crashes into New Jersey station

Rail services in and out of Hoboken, a major transit hub, were suspended. Photograph: (Getty)

WION New York, NY, United States Sep 29, 2016, 01.51 PM (IST)

A commuter train crashed into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than a hundred commuters. 

The crash toppled support columns of the station, scattered debris all over and created chaos at one of the busiest transits in the New York City area.  

The local police and fire officials immediately rushed to the rescue site in Hoboken. 

 

Hoboken is a major transit station used by commuters to travel to Manhattan from New Jersey. (Getty)

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The emergency information system of New York tweeted that all train services on the line were suspended. 

"Due to a NJ Transit train derailment at #Hoboken Station, NJ, all PATH train service in and out of Hoboken Station is suspended," New York's official emergency information system tweeted.

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Local media reports said the number of injured could mount. The train's engineer also suffered serious injuries. 

Dramatic images posted by commuters showed a train carriage that appeared to have smashed right through the station concourse.

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The accident caused serious damage, collapsing a section of the roof, scattering debris and wreckage and causing devastation.

Hoboken, a major transit hub, lies on the west bank of the Hudson River across from New York City. 

The route is used by several commuters to travel to Manhattan from New Jersey and further. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)


 

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