No Malaysians affected by train derailment in New York

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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.”