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Cuomo cancels Israel trip because of crash

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks with reporters in Manhattan on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Credit: Charles Eckert

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has canceled a trip to Israel for Shimon Peres' funeral because of the deadly commuter train crash in New Jersey.

The Democratic governor had planned to pay his respects to the former Israeli leader on Friday. Instead he will tour the crash site with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Cuomo says a large number of New Yorkers were on the train when it crashed into the station in Hoboken. One person was killed and 74 others were hospitalized.

He says New York State Police are assisting in the response to the crash, along with officials from other local, state and federal agencies.

Cuomo says the crash will likely cause "major delays" into New York City.

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