Dramatic underground images show the New York City rescue operation after a subway train derailed Friday morning.
NEW YORK, NY -
The agency that runs New York City's mass transportation system has released dramatic images showing emergency responders rescuing passengers trapped underground after a subway train derailment Friday morning.
The F train derailment sent four people to the hospital after it happened under a Queens neighborhood. Firefighters say 15 others suffered minor injuries.
The express F train was bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn when it derailed at 10:40 a.m. about 1,200 feet south of the 65th Street station in Woodside. Firefighters used an emergency hatch on the sidewalk to reach the train because it was not near a station.
Transit officials say the middle six cars of the eight-car train derailed. They say there were about 1,000 passengers on the train.
Firefighters say the passengers were all evacuated.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation.