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Nineteen people injured in New York City subway train derailment

English.news.cn   2014-05-03 08:05:49

Rescue personnel are busy working above-ground near the site of derailment in the New York City borough of Queens, May 2, 2014.
Rescue personnel are busy working above-ground near the site of derailment in the New York City borough of Queens, May 2, 2014. An F train carrying some 1,000 passengers and heading towards Manhattan ran off the tracks near the station at Broadway and 65th Street in Woodside about 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, with 19 injuries reported. (Xinhua/David Torres)

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NEW YORK, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen people were injured after a subway train derailed Friday in Queens, one of New York City's five boroughs, said a source with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the service provider.

MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast pledged a thorough investigation into the cause of the derailment, which also had about 1,000 passengers trapped underground for almost two hours.

The derailment occurred at 10:24 a.m., when six of the eight- car Manhattan and Brooklyn-bound F Subway Line Icon train went off the track. The wheels of the first and last cars remained on the track.

The accident led to temporary disruption in both directions of four subway lines connecting Queens and Manhattan, the heart of New York City.

New York City Fire Department and Police Department personnel rushed to help evacuate the trapped straphangers through an emergency exit.

Editor: Yang Yi
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