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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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Four people killed in New York train derailment named

The four people killed as a train derailed in the Bronx area of New York City have been named, NBC News reports.

Emergency workers examine the site of a Metro-North train derailment. Credit: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Jim Lovell, 58, James Ferrari, 59, Donna Smith, 54, and Ahn Kisook, 35, were killed when seven carriages flipped onto their sides after the train hurtled around a sharp curve.

Passengers were tossed around like rag dolls during the crash, authorities said.

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