Three of the victims of the Metro-North train derailment were "ejected from the train", according to ABC News.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the "train's operator had survived the crash" and was receiving treatment for "unspecified injuries".
More top news
Julian Cadman, who is thought to have dual British-Australian nationality, became separated from his mother who was injured in the attack.
Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen are expecting their fourth child, the couple have announced.
As the silence came to an end the crowd began to applaud and people shouted "I am not afraid!" in defiance of the attacks.