Governor: 'A dangerous area on the track just by design'

The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has told CNN that the site where the North-West train derailed was "a dangerous area on the track just by design".

The trains are going about 70 miles per hour coming down the straight part of the track. They slow to about 30 miles per hour to make that sharp curve ... where the Hudson River meets the Harlem River and that is a difficult area of the track.

– Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York

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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.