Probe seeks cause of fatal NYC train crash

Investigators seek reasons why NYC train crashed, killing 4 and injuring more than 60 others

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First responders gather at the derailment of a Metro North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 The Fire Department of New York says there are "multiple injuries" in the train derailment, and 130 firefighters are on the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Metro-North officials say the locomotive of the commuter train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, has been righted.

Spokesman Aaron Donovan says cranes re-railed the engine at 4:20 a.m. Monday.

Two cranes are in place to lift the rest of the derailed cars pending approval from the National Transportation and Safety Board.

Donovan says about 150 people were on board when the train derailed Sunday morning while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx. More than 60 were injured.

Donovan says all passengers have been accounted for.

The accident occurred on the Hudson line, which carries 26,000 weekday riders. Federal authorities are embarking on an exhaustive investigation into what caused the derailment.

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