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Dozens Injured In Connecticut Train Derailment

NPR | May 17, 2013 5:57 p.m.

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Scott Neuman

Two Metro-North Railroad trains have collided on a stretch of track near Fairfield, Conn., causing a “major derailment” and “preliminary reports of injuries,” according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The Associated Press quotes a police spokesman as saying there are 20 to 25 injuries, but no fatalities in the accident.

According to The Hartford Courant:

“A Metro-North commuter train derailed Friday night and hit a train heading in the opposite direction near the Fairfield-Bridgeport border, and there are preliminary reports of injuries, an MTA official said.

At about 6:10 p.m. an eastbound train, the 4:41 p.m. train out of New Haven, derailed just east of the Fairfield metro station, said Marjorie Anders, an MTA spokeswoman. It then hit the side of a westbound train on the adjacent track.

Emergency personnel are on scene and there are preliminary reports of injuries, she said.”

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