19 injured in NYC subway derailment

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By Kevin McCoy and Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY

NEW YORK — A New York City subway train derailed Friday morning in Queens, injuring at least 19 passengers and causing lengthy service disruptions on several local transit lines.

Four passengers were transported to area hospitals with potentially serious injuries after an express F train bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn derailed shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Fire Department.

An additional 15 subway riders were treated at the derailment site in the Woodside section of Queens, a few miles east of Manhattan across the East River, fire officials said.

Firefighters and other emergency responders guided the estimated 1,000 passengers off the train, through the subway tunnel and up emergency ladders that led them to escape grates at street level. All had been safely evacuated as of 12:15 p.m. More info and VIDEO

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