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New York ferry crash

A commuter ferry has crashed into a pier in lower Manhattan. The news agency Reuters is reporting around 50 people have been injured.

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'Around 50 people injured' in New York ferry accident

As many as 50 people may have been injured in a New York Ferry accident, the Reuters news agency is reporting.

Television footage showed damage to the side of one end of a ferry, called Seastreak Wall Street, which set off from Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey.

People injured in the hard landing at the pier on the east side of lower Manhattan were lying on stretchers with blankets over them, waiting for emergency workers to transfer commuters into ambulances.

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