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  • 2 May 2014, 17:14

New York Subway Train Derails In Tunnel

A subway train has derailed in the Queens borough of New York City.

The derailment involved an F train bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said the middle six cars of the eight-car train derailed.

There are no immediate reports of serious injuries.

Authorities said the derailment  happened in a tunnel, about 1,200ft from the 65th Street station around 10.40am.

One rider told WABC: "The train was shaking and it moved left. After that, everybody started screaming. There was panic."

Aerial footage showed riders emerging from the tunnel via an emergency exit, with a handful being treated on stretchers.

It is not clear how many passengers were on board.

New York's subway system is one of the largest public transportation systems in the world with an average of 5.5 million riders on weekdays.