Early this morning in Hoboken, New Jersey, a speeding commuter train derailed and slammed into a train station, leaving over 100 victims.
Among the victims there are reportedly 3 dead, 3 in critical condition currently undergoing emergency treatment, and 8 reported as in “serious condition.” Another 40 have been named as “walking wounded.”
RT News says that “[l]ocal media are reporting “major structural damage” and “multiple injuries,” while the first responders are setting up triage.”
Local news anchor John Minko witnessed the tragedy, telling 010 WINS, “It simply did not stop. It went right through the barriers and into the reception area.”
And the force of that impact, destroying the station to the point of collapsing part of the roof, has left Hoboken, New Jersey, with what was initially described as a “mass casualty” event at one of the busiest stations in New Jersey.
As RT News writes, “More than 50,000 people use the terminal daily making it the busiest railroad station in New Jersey and the state’s second busiest transportation facility after Newark Liberty International Airport, according to New Jersey transit.”
Video of the scene is embedded below via Twitter.
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A Sky News interview with a survivor of the crash is featured below.
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As this is a developing story, be sure to check back for updates. There is not yet any word as to the cause of the crash, and neither have the victims been identified.