US train crashes into platform; at least 3 dead, more than 100 injured

Train personnel inspecting a New Jersey Transit train that crashed into the platform at the Hoboken Terminal yesterday during morning rush hour, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others. A witness said the train hit a cement bl
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Train personnel inspecting a New Jersey Transit train that crashed into the platform at the Hoboken Terminal yesterday during morning rush hour, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100 others. A witness said the train hit a cement block with such force that it became airborne and hit the ceiling, causing extensive damage. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

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Scene of devastation at New Jersey train station

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 30, 2016, with the headline 'US train crashes into platform; at least 3 dead, more than 100 injured'. Print Edition | Subscribe