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Derailed US train at three times the speed limit

A New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, was travelling at nearly three times faster than the speed limit, officials said.

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130 firefighters on the scene of NY train crash

130 firefighters are attending the scene. Credit: NBC News

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said four or five carriages on the seven-carriages derailed close to the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx, New York.

None of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent.

Four of five of the cars derailed close to the Hudson and Harlem rivers. Credit: NBC News

Early reports indicate that four people have died and a further 48 are injured. This figure is expected to change.

Firefighters examine the side of the train. Credit: NBC News
The Metro-North train on its side. Credit: NBC News

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