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Update NJ Transit train crashes in Hoboken at least 1 dead and scores hurt, reports say

A photo from social media of the aftermath of the train crash in Hoboken.-(TWITTER/BIG_POPPA_CHOP)

An NJ Transit train has crashed into the Hoboken station, causing extensive damage and resulting in fatalities and dozens of injuries, according to reports. This is a breaking story. We will be updating as we learn more. Latest update: 1 p.m.(Editor’s note: This is a breaking story. We will be updating as we learn more.)

As of 1 p.m., the following news was being reported about the NJ Transit train crash in Hoboken:

  • 4 New York revised its report of three deaths down to one, saying a woman in her 30s standing on a platform was killed, and citing conflicting reports about two other possible fatalities.
  • Some reports also revised the number of injured downward from 100, to as few as 65.
  • Gov. Chris Christie’s office said he would be holding a news conference at 2 p.m.

As of noon, there were ongoing updates:

  • All passengers have been removed from the train, CNN quoted Gov. Chris Christie as saying.
  • NJ.com tweeted that governor said there was no indication the crash was anything other than an accident.
  • News 12’s Walt Kane tweeted that the train was not equipped with an auto-stopping system.
  • Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration are sending investigators, NJ.com reported.

For status updates on possible passengers or others in the area:

As of 11 a.m., there were further updates:

This is what is reported as of 10:30 a.m.:

(Editor’s note: The original NJBIZ report at 9:45 a.m. is as follows.)

An NJ Transit train has crashed into the Hoboken train station, causing extensive damage and dozens of injuries, according to multiple published reports.

According to 4 New York, fire officials said they were investigating the crash as a possible derailment. The report also quoted a police official as saying there were “mass casualties.”

All PATH and NJ Transit service to the station has been shut down, reports said.

Photos posted on social media by witnesses showed extensive damage to the station.

Details are still coming in on news sites and social media accounts.

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