Monday, October 3, 2016

No Pinoys hurt in New Jersey train crash, says DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday said no Filipinos were hurt in the deadly train accident at a New Jersey (NJ) station in the US on Thursday.
"So far we have not received report of any Filipino affected by the train crash in NJ," DFA spokesman Charles Jose said.
A train plowed plowed into a station in NJ on Thursday morning (US time), killing a woman who was waiting on the platform and injuring more than 100 other commuters.
The victim was identified as Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, 34, a corporate lawyer from Hoboken.
According to a Reuters report, train #1614 originated from Spring Valley in New York state. The NJ station was the last stop on its journey.
In a news conference, US National Transportation Safety Board vice chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr said the train's event recorder will be examined. This device tracks speed, braking and other data.
The investigation into the incident is expected to last from seven to 10 days.
The NJ train crash was the latest in a string of fatal train crashes in the US.
In May 2015, eight people were killed and more than 200 were injured when an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia. Veronica Pulumbarit/KG, GMA News

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