33 injured as trains collide in New York

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Thirty-three people have been injured after a commuter train derailed on Long Island in New York.

Eleven of those hurt were taken to hospital after the first three carriages came off the track.

The accident happened east of New Hyde Park station just after 9pm on Saturday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were about 600 passengers on the 12-carriage commuter train as it travelled from Penn to Huntington.

He said that it appeared a train being used for maintenance work had somehow violated the clearance space of the commuter train.

Both trains were heading east when they hit each other, causing the maintenance train to catch fire.

The injured were made up of seven employees and 26 train customers and it was reported that none of those treated in hospital have life-threatening injuries.

Train services were suspended in both directions following the accident and it is hoped the tracks will be cleared in time for Monday morning’s commute.

It comes 10 days after a commuter train smashed into a New Jersey station last week.

One person was killed and 114 injured at the Hoboken terminal, which is the gateway to Manhattan.

The train conductor was among those hurt.

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