60 Injured, 5 Critical after Train Collision in CT, US

World | May 18, 2013, Saturday // 11:50|  views

Two commuter trains have collided Friday evening near Bridgeport, CT, US. Photo by BGNES

About 60 people have been injured, five critically, after a head-on, rush-hour collision between two commuter trains near New York City.

BBC reports Saturday, citing local officials that some 250 people were on the trains involved in the crash. No fatalities have been reported.

On Friday, around 6 pm local time, a train that left New York City's Grand Central station en route to New Haven, Connecticut, derailed and was hit by another train.

Amtrak has suspended its service between New York and Boston.

Metro-North Railroad described it as a "major derailment," just outside Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Investigators are trying to find out what caused the crash.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said the front of one of the trains had been extensively damaged and its wheels were "sticking into the other train." He, however, ruled out "anything other than an accident."

One of the five people with the most serious injuries was described as being in a "very critical" condition.

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