At least four people were killed and dozens injured in New York City as a commuter train derailed Sunday in the borough of the Bronx, local media reported, citing police sources, dpa reported.
The New York Post, citing transit authorities, reported that five of the seven cars of the Hudson Line train derailed just north of Manhattan, near where the Hudson River meets the Harlem River.
Initial reports had said the train cars had fallen into the river. But pictures from the scene showed that the cars had only derailed near the water.
The daily quoted a regular passenger of the line as saying that the train appeared to be moving faster than usual as it approached a curve into a local station.
Service of the line, which shuttles residents between New York City and its suburbs, has been suspended due to the accident.