A Metro-North train derailed early this morning in the Bronx along the Hudson River leaving two dead and many injured.
Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, informed us that five out of the seven cars, coming South from Poughkeepsie, New York, derailed at approximately 7:20 a.m. The train left Poughkeepsie at around 5:54 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Grand Central at 7:43 a.m.
It is not clear why the train derailed, but Donovan assures us that there will be a thorough investigation to determine the cause. “We are just not sure”, Donovan said. “That will be the subject of a detailed investigation.”
closer look at the condition of the tracks following #MetroNorth derailment via @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/n81YW3zRTf
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aerial photo of the train derailment (via @SheldonDutes4NY) #MetroNorth pic.twitter.com/POLVgPKADG
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More information will be released as it becomes available.[Image via Wikimedia Commons]