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At least one dead as train crashes into New Jersey station

One person was killed and 108 injured when a crowded rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at a busy station in New Jersey and lurched across the waiting area.

The train driver - who has not been named - was injured and taken to hospital, but was later released. They said he was cooperating with investigators.

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Investigation to continue at Hoboken for 'up to 10 days'

An aerial photo of the New Jersey Transit Hoboken Terminal after the crash. Credit: Reuters

US National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr has told reporters that an investigation into Thursday's train crash "will continue here on scene for seven to 10 days".

She said the train was operating in a "push-pull configuration", in which the locomotive can be driven at either end, and confirmed retrieval experts will remove the event recorder - which tracks speed, braking and other data - from the rear of the train on Thursday night.

Officials had earlier confirmed the train driver was injured and taken to hospital, but was later released.

They did not provide details of his injuries, but said he was cooperating with investigators.

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