NY ferry crash: Two critical, nine in a serious condition

At least two of the people injured in a commuter ferry accident in New York are in critical condition, and nine others are in serious condition, a city official has said.

The accident took place at 8.43am, as the high-speed catamaran was docking in lower Manhattan.

More than 50 people were injured in the incident, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said at a press briefing held near the scene.

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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.