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Trump, Clinton Express Condolences on NJ Crash

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By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 03:10 PM

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Thursday expressed their condolences for those affected by the morning train crash in New Jersey that killed one person and injured 108 commuters.

The Republican nominee took to Twitter:

Clinton told supporters at a rally in Des Moines that "I was terribly upset this morning to learn about a train crash in New Jersey.

"That's very personal to me," the Democratic candidate added. "I live in New York. People commute to New York from New Jersey.

"We had about 100 commuters injured and one died.

"I just want to send our thoughts and prayers to them because it's a horrible accident that ran into the depot and caused all kinds of damage," Clinton said. "I want to lift up the people of New Jersey and New York today."

The speeding rush-hour New Jersey Transit train crashed through a barrier at the Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area — killing one person waiting on the platform and injuring 108 others, authorities said.

The train ran off the end of its track. The wreckage included broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling electrical cables.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters that a woman who was standing on the platform was killed by debris. Of the 108 others injured, 74 were hospitalized, according to the governor and local hospitals.

Christie said that it was not immediately clear what caused the crash, though he noted that the train was speeding.

"The train came in at much too high rate of speed, and the question is: 'Why is that?'" he said.

Commuters rushed to the train to pull concrete off bleeding victims — and passengers kicked out windows and crawled out through the wreckage amid crying and screaming as first responders worked feverishly to bring them to safety.

The crashed train also knocked out pillars as it ground to a halt in a covered waiting area, collapsing a section of the roof onto the first car.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Thursday expressed their condolences for those affected by the morning train crash in New Jersey that killed one person and injured 108 commuters.
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