One Chinese injured in New Jersey train accident

Updated: 2016-09-30 04:03


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The Chinese Consulate General in New York confirmed Thursday that one Chinese citizen was injured in the New Jersey train accident, in which one was killed and over 100 injured.

The Chinese Consulate General told Xinhua the injured Chinese has received initial treatment at hospital and there is no life-threatening. The Consulate General has already made contact with the family of the injured.

Currently, Consular staff is rushing to other local medical institutions to verify the possibility of other Chinese citizens injured in the accident.

The Consulate General said it will continue to follow up the situation and provide timely assistance to the affected Chinese.

The train plowed into Hoboken station just before 9:00 a.m. local time (1300 GMT) with around 250 passengers on board. Hoboken station, which sits 11 kilometers outside New York city, is a hub for commuters to switch for Manhattan.

All trapped people have been rescued from the train wreckage, according to local media reports. Jersey City Medical Center officials said they have seen 40 walk-in patients from the crash, with 11 patients in the emergency department.