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Commuter train derails after crash near New York

Emergency services attend the scene. Credit: Reuters

A crash between two trains near New York caused one to derail and the other to catch fire.

A commuter train carrying around 600 people derailed east of New Hyde Park in Long Island after it hit a work train on the tracks.

The work train caught fire following the crash just after 9pm (local time) on Saturday.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said 11 people have been taken to hospital. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

White House: New York bombing was 'act of terrorism'

The New York mayor and governor at the bomb site. Credit: Reuters

The White House has condemned the attacks in New York and New Jersey as an "act of terrorism".

As the charges against Ahmad Khan Rahami were made public the White House made its statement, previously it had withheld making an assessment on what had happened until a motive could be discerned.

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