Fire fighters huddle around a derailed train in New York City. (Source: CNN)
Several train cars are shown completely displaced from the tracks after an early Sunday morning derailment in New York City. (Source: CNN)
(RNN) – A commuter train derailed in New York City early Sunday morning.
CNN has confirmed at least four people have died and over 60 passengers suffered injuries.
The Associated Press reports there were 100 to 150 passengers on the train, and the train operator is among the injured.
"What we do know is four people lost their lives today in the holiday season right after Thanksgiving. They are in our thoughts and our prayers, their families have not yet been notified," Governor. Andrew Cuomo said to CNN. "So we will be working on that now. But let's all say a prayer and remember those people who we lost this morning."
Seven cars came off the tracks and the Fire Department of New York responded to the derailment where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet in the Bronx shortly after 7 a.m.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) , which investigates air, highway, rail and marine accidents, were sent to the derailment site.
Authorities say the cars from the derailed train will be turned upright to search for any other victims.
Earl Weener, NTSB representative, said during a press conference Sunday evening that they are expected to be on the scene a week to 10 days and anticipate talking to the train crew in the next day or two.
The Metro-North train was headed to Manhattan's Grand Central Station from Poughkeepsie, NY when it derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx.
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