News

19 inured in NY subway derailment

19 inured in NY subway derailment

SUBWAY:A New York City fire department EMT assists a woman who was evacuated from a subway train after it derailed in the Queens borough of New York, Friday, May 2. The express F train was bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn when it derailed at 10:40 a.m. about 1,200 feet (365 meters) south of the 65th Street station, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dozens of firefighters and paramedics with stretchers converged on Broadway and 60th Street, where passengers calmly left the tunnel through the sidewalk opening. A few were treated on stretchers. Photo: Associated Press/Julie Jacobson

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City subway train carrying 1,000 riders derailed on Friday morning while traveling through a tunnel in the borough of Queens, injuring 19 people, city fire officials said.

Fifteen people escaped with minor injuries while four more were transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries, officials said.

The incident, at 10:24 AM local time, involved a Manhattan-bound eight-car “F” line subway, they said. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

Video of the scene broadcast on the NY1 channel showed fire officials evacuating throngs of people, in darkness and some through subway grates.

(Reporting By Edith Honan; editing by Gunna Dickson)

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle, National

Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

Fresh
google

Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

in National, World

Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

Updated
bostonfinishline

Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

in Local

Big drop in local unemployment

Fresh
New.MER

Local jobless rate falls in March

in Music, Entertainment

Blake Shelton wants Luke Bryan to take his job

blakesheltonlukebryan

If the country star ever decides to take a break from NBC's "The Voice," he already has a replacement in mind.

in Local Sports

Gonzaga’s Wiltjer coming back for senior season

Fresh
Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer (33) shoots a free throw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Sacramento State in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Averaged 16.8 points and 6.2 rebounds as a junior last season