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In pictures: New York train crash aftermath

At least seven people have died and 12 others have been injured, after a commuter train hit a car at a level crossing at Valhalla, New York. The following images show the aftermath of the crash.

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Emergency services rushed to the scene to help the 800 passengers on board the train. Six commuters died, along with the driver of the Jeep Cherokee which had stalled on the tracks.

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The car and front carriage of the train caught fire following the crash. This aerial image captured by a local television crew, shows smoke billowing from the wreckage.

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Frantic passengers had to escape from the rear of the train, as flames spread. Some people were assisted by rescuers, while others had to break glass doors to get out.

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The charred remains of the crash smoulder amid snowy surroundings. The packed train had left Grand Central Station in New York City and was heading to Wassaic in south-east New York State when it struck the vehicle.

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The Jeep Cherokee was pushed for more than 120m (400ft) before coming to a stop. It is not yet known what caused it to stall.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the scene, and described it as "a truly ugly and brutal sight".

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Emergency response teams take a break after attending to casualties. Parts of the railroad remain closed on Wednesday.

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