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Dozens injured after train collides in Connecticut

Posted at 9:21 AM, May 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-18 09:21:40-04

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTVR) – Dozens of passengers were injured after two trains serving the tri-state area collided during rush hour on Friday.

About 700 people were on board the Metro-North trains when one of the trains derailed.

The derailed train was then hit by another train headed west back from New York’s Grand Central Station.

Investigators still aren’t sure what caused the first train to derail, but the accident sent 67 people to the hospital.

According to CNN, 11 of the 67 passengers were released by 9:45 p.m.

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy says five are hospitalized with critical injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.