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New video shows train derailment aftermath

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 01:25

Dec. 3 - As the investigation continues into the deadly Bronx train derailment, newly released video shows the aftermath and recovery efforts. Linda So reports.

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Newly released video shows a clearer picture of Sunday's deadly train derailment in the Bronx. Crews have a lot of work on their hands uprighting numerous toppled rail cars and rebuilding 800 feet of damaged track. The preliminary investigation reveals the train was traveling way above the speed limit as it approached a sharp curve just outside Manhattan. SOUNDBITE: NTSB INVESTIGATOR EARL WEENER, SAYING: "The train was traveling at approximately 82 miles per hour as it went into a 32 mile per hour curve." SOUNDBITE: NEW YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER, SAYING: "When I heard about the speed, I gulped. It sort of takes your breath away." Four people were killed in the derailment, dozens of others injured, some critically. Survivors recount the harrowing moments when the crash happened. SOUNDBITE: TRAIN SURVIVOR DENNIS O'NEILL, SAYING: "We cut the turn and flopped over hard. And as we were sliding down, all the windows are blowing out, a lot of dirt was blowing through. At that time there was nothing to do but cover up. You had time to think, and I was just waiting for the worst to happen." The engineer who's been identified as William Rockefeller reportedly told officials he applied the brakes but they didn't work. SOUNDBITE: NTSB INVESTIGATOR EARL WEENER, SAYING: "This train made nine stops prior to derailing. At this point we are not aware of any problems or anomalies with the brakes." As cleanup continues, the NTSB will investigate whether the crash was a result of human error or mechanical failure.

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New video shows train derailment aftermath

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 01:25