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Rush hour train crash in Hoboken 'kills three'

TRAIN CRASH: Emergency officials stand outside of the Hoboken Terminal following a train crash, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Hoboken, N.J. A commuter train crashed into the rail station during the morning rush hour, causing serious damage

AT LEAST three people have been killed and more than 100 injured after a passenger train crashed into a railway station in New Jersey.

It is believed that the train went through ticket barriers 'at full speed' into the reception area of Hoboken station, the fifth busiest in the nation, during rush hour this morning (Sept 29).

A spokeswoman for New Jersey Transit, Jennifer Nelson, told reporters that 20 ambulances had arrived at the scene to take the injured to hospital.

Ben Fairclough, a witness who was at the station, told the BBC: "I wasn't on the train, but I arrived just after it happened.
There was water coming down off the roof and people climbing out through the windows.

"There were people sitting down with blood coming from their head. There were lots of injuries."

Hoboken is across the Hudson River from New York City. Many commuters use the busy station to travel into Manhattan.

New Jersey Transit posted on Twitter that the service out of Hoboken station had been suspended as a result of the crash.

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