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.
More top news
Another American city is hit by political turmoil as police use tear gas on protesters outside a Donald Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona.
Kim Wall, whose body had been cut apart, is believed to have died while on a privately built submarine belonging to a Danish inventor.
Parts of Scotland and northern England will start the day with outbreaks of thundery rain before it slowly clears through the day.