Passenger train derails in New York

Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:18:42 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2013 09:52:30 AM CST

A union representative stated on Dec. 3 that the engineer who was involved in Sunday's New York train derailment apparently "was nodding off and caught himself too late" before the accident that killed four people and injured 67 others. Learn more about this deadly train derailment.

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U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed on the derailment. "His thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families who lost a loved one and everyone affected by this incident," the White House said.

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