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NTSB to upright train, seek other possible victims

By WKTV News

UPDATE: Federal investigators say the cars from a derailed New York City train will be turned upright to check for any other possible victims.
   
The National Transportation Safety Board held a briefing Sunday afternoon to discuss the Metro-North derailment earlier in the day.
   
The train was rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx when it derailed, killing four people and injuring more than 60. A chain of toppled cars trailed off the track just inches from the water.
   
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the track didn't appear to be faulty, leaving speed as a possible culprit for the crash.
   
Officials say Sunday's accident is the second passenger train derailment in six months for Metro-North - and the first passenger death in an accident in its nearly 31-year history.

NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a Metro-North passenger train derailment in New York City has left four people dead and 63 injured.
   
Cuomo spoke Sunday morning at the scene of the crash in the Bronx. He says authorities believe everyone at the site has been accounted for and that the National Transportation Safety Board is en route.
   
Cuomo says the train operator is among the injured.
   
The crash was reported at 7:20 a.m. near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The southbound Hudson Line train from Poughkeepsie was headed to Grand Central Terminal.
   
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says four or five cars on the seven-car train derailed about 100 yards north of the station on a curved section of the track.

None of the cars entered the Hudson or Harlem rivers, which are adjacent to the tracks.

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