Firefighters have been working to help pull people from the wreckage of the commuter train which derailed at 7:20am local time (12:20pm UK time).
At least one rail car from the derailed commuter train is lying near the Hudson River, with rescue workers searching for survivors along the shoreline and waterway.
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