A train carrying a number of passengers derailed in New England on Saturday and then caught fire, sending fire trucks into the station and sending the entire station into lockdown, according to the New York City Fire Department.
The derailment occurred at about 2:45 p.m. local time (3:45 a.m., EDT) in the New Jersey town of Newark.
New Jersey State Police spokesman Steve Loomis said the train was traveling from New York to New Hampshire and the incident was under investigation.
Loomi said a number or passengers were transported to hospitals and were in critical condition.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo called the incident an accident and said the investigation was ongoing.
“We have some very serious questions about what caused this derailment,” Cuomo said on Twitter.
Cuomo said he is taking a team of state and federal investigators into the crash.
The New York Fire Department said that about 300 passengers were on board the train when it derailed.
The incident is the second fatal rail accident in New Jersey in a week.
On Friday, a commuter train in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which runs through the city, derailed on its way to the George Washington Bridge in Manhattan, injuring five people.
The Port Authority said the three people injured were from New Jersey.
In January, a train carrying about 200 people derailed in the Bronx and caught fire.
In February, a New Jersey Transit train derailed in Hoboken, killing one person and injuring more than 50 others.
In March, a fire destroyed a New York subway train in Brooklyn, injuring seven people.
In April, the Amtrak train carrying two people crashed into a power line and exploded.
The train was not carrying passengers, but was carrying hazardous materials, officials said.
A state investigation into the accident is under way.
A spokesperson for the New Hampshire Department of Public Safety said the fire was under control by the time firefighters arrived at the station.
“Firefighters are still working to get the fire under control,” the spokesperson, Dan McFarland, told the Associated Press.
“There’s a lot of debris and debris debris that’s burning, but we’re still working in the area.”
Cuomo said New York was “working closely” with New Jersey and other states to help deal with the accident.
New Brunswick, N.J., is about an hour south of New York and has been a rail hub for Amtrak and the New England Rail Transit Authority.