Hundreds evacuated from New York train after it derails and fills with smoke

Hundreds evacuated from New York train after it derails and fills with smoke

The incident reportedly happened outside 125th Street station (Stock image)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Three people have been injured and hundreds were evacuated after a train derailed in Harlem, New York today (June 27).

Officials and witnesses said that when the train derailed during this morning's rush hour, smoke filled the carriages, Daily News reported.

Witnesses also said the incident happened outside 125th Street station near St Nicholas Avenue due to a power cut.

Passengers reported lights going off and the air conditioning system stopping before the train derailed on its way to Brooklyn.

“Just got evacuated from a smoke filled train in probably the most terrifying 15 minutes of my NYC life?” one person tweeted. 

Those injured were treated at the scene, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said work is being carried out to restore power but it was not clear when it would be complete.