A commuter rail line derailed in the Bronx Borough of New York on Sunday morning, Dec 1, killing at least four people and injuring more than 60, 11 of them critically.
The Metro-North train jumped the tracks as it was rounding a curve about 100 yards from a stop. Metro-North said the seven-car diesel train from Poughkeepsie derailed at 7:22 a.m., just feet from the frigid waters of the Hudson River, near the Spuyten Duyvil station. The locomotive was on the north end pushing the cars southward. Four train cars were knocked completely on their sides.
The train operator was among the injured. At first, he said, he didn't notice that the train had flipped over. "I didn't realize it had been turned over until I saw a firefighter walking on the window," he said.
In July, 10 cars of a CSX freight train hauling trash on the same line, derailed near the same area.
New York is in a stretch zone, as are most cities bordering the expanding Atlantic Ocean. A stretch zone is an area where the land is being pulled apart, mainly because of the tremendous pressure put on the earth by Planet X (Nibiru) as it moves past Earth on its way out of the solar system.
Stretch zone incidents in New York include loud booms, massive and numerous water main breaks, exploding manhole covers, underground explosions, many sinkholes, derailed trains, cranes tipping over, collapsing and exploding buildings and more.