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PHOTOS: Four hospitalized after New York City subway train derailment

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Dramatic underground images show the New York City rescue operation after a subway train derailed Friday morning. 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.

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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.

James Brierton

James joined WRBL News 3 with experience from CNN, NBC News and his own hyper-local news site. He manages the WRBL News 3 Web desk. More>>

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