Dozens of injuries reported after train derails in New York

Emergency responders work near a train that sits derailed near the community of New Hyde Park on Long Island in New York on Oct 9, 2016.
Emergency responders work near a train that sits derailed near the community of New Hyde Park on Long Island in New York on Oct 9, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency responders work near the derailed train.
Emergency responders work near the derailed train. PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency responders look at the damage sustained by the derailed train.
Emergency responders look at the damage sustained by the derailed train.PHOTO: REUTERS
Emergency responders work near the derailed train.
Emergency responders work near the derailed train. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - A New York commuter train derailed outside the city late on Saturday (Oct 8), the authorities said, without immediately confirming reports that dozens have minor injuries.

"The 9.22PM train from Penn due Huntington at 10:28PM has been canceled due to a train derailment near New Hyde Park," the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) said on Twitter.

Earlier service had been suspended on the same line due to the train's collision with a smaller service vehicle.

Passengers were evacuated, the LIRR showed on its feed.

The local ABC television affiliate reported there were four injuries; other sources said there were dozens, none of them serious.

Just last week, a commuter train slammed into a New Jersey train station.

The morning rush-hour collision at the Hoboken terminal killed one person and injured 114, causing major destruction at the transit choke point and gateway to Manhattan.