Hundreds evacuated after LIRR train derails

An Eastbound LIRR train that officials say

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An Eastbound LIRR train that officials say "probably derailed" just after leaving the Penn Station platform on track 14 rests as it is looked over by officials. (June 17, 2013) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

A 10-car LIRR train derailed in a tunnel as it was leaving Penn Station during Monday night's rush hour, trapping 800 riders and causing delays on every train line, LIRR officials said. Morning commuters will likely face train cancellations and delays, LIRR spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said, adding that the extent of the impact on rush hour was not known. The tunnel was expected to remain shut down...

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