PUTRAJAYA: No Malaysians were involved when a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York.
The incident during Wednesday morning rush hour injured 103 passengers.
“The Malaysian consulate-general in New York has confirmed that no Malaysians were affected by the derailment,” said the foreign ministry in a statement today.
The statement cited a local authority as saying that about 430 passengers were on the train at the time of the derailment.
“The ministry and consulate-general are closely monitoring the situation and is in close contact with local authorities for the latest updates.”