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New Jersey train crashes into station, several injured


HOBOKEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 29: Train personel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

New Jersey: A train crashed into the New Jersey Transit Hoboken station on Thursday during rush hour, causing major structural damage and numerous injuries, a media report said.

Images of the accident posted on social media showed mangled metal, wires and debris scattered all over the floor, RT news reported.

The accident occurred around 8.30 a.m. (local time).

A user from New York City, under the name Inscrutable India, wrote: “Lucky to be alive … we in the second car of the train that crashed in Hoboken,” New York Daily News reported.

Several persons who were on the train tweeted they felt “lucky to be alive”.

Photos from the scene indicate the train rammed into several support columns that led to collapse of part of the station’s ceiling. The cause of the accident was not immediately known.