Metro North train strikes car north of New York City - Metro US

Metro North train strikes car north of New York City

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A commuter train struck a car north of White Plains, New York, on Tuesday night, the Metro-North Railroad service said on its official Twitter feed, but it was not immediately clear if there were injuries or fatalities.

The New York Daily News reported that the accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. and that the car burst into flames. ABC News also showed images of a car on fire and said there were multiple injuries at the scene and that passengers were evacuated from the train.

An NBC twitter feed showed a picture of smoke coming from some train cars.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department, which responded to the accident about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of New York City, declined to give any information on the incident when contacted by Reuters.

Metro-North Railroad said service on the Harlem Line was suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville because of the collision. The line runs from Harlem, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Wassaic in southeast New York state.

(Reporting by Fiona Ortiz in Chicago; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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