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SHOTLIST:WABC-TV - MUST COURTESY/EMBARGO NEW YORKNew York - 1 December 20131. Various aerials of derailed train2. SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Ciccone, passenger (Transcript Below)3. Aerial of officers gathered near toppled train car4. Wide aerial of derailed cars5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amanda Swanson, passenger (Transcript Below)6. Aerial of officials gathered near toppled train carKathleen Sampey - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 1 December 20137. Mid of emergency crews treating injured person on stretcherWABC-TV - MUST COURTESY/EMBARGO NEW YORKNew York - 1 December 20138. Aerials of divers searching for bodies in the river near the train crash9. Mid of emergency crews with dogs searching surrounding areas10. Aerials of officials gathered at the scene11. Aerial of train near river12. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York (Transcript Below)13. Aerials of sceneVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:A NEW YORK CITY COMMUTER TRAIN WAS ROUNDING A RIVERSIDE BEND WHEN IT FLEW OFF THE TRACKS AND NEARLY PLUNGED INTO THE WATER ---- KILLING AT LEAST FOUR PEOPLE AND INJURING DOZENS EARLY SUNDAY.STUNNED PASSENGERS SAY EVERYTHING SEEMED NORMAL UNTIL MOMENTS BEFORE THE CRASH.SOUNDBITE (English) Steven Ciccone, passenger: "We were pulling up to the station, it was a day like any other, and then it started to make a loud shifting noise like with the tracks and the next thing I know two people from across the train come flying at my and fell on top of me. I couldn't believe that we were flipping over."AT LEAST FOUR OR FIVE OF THE SEVEN CARS WERE OFF THE RAILS, MANY TOPPLED OVER AND LYING ON THEIR SIDES.SOUNDBITE (English) Amanda Swanson, passenger: "All of a sudden the train just felt a little more sideways than it should be and by the time I looked up it was completely going off its track and there was the rubble from under the track flying at my face."EMERGENCY CREWS WERE SEEN TENDING TO DOZENS OF BLOODIED PASSENGERS AT THE SITE ---- AND AUTHORITIES USED DIVERS AND DOGS TO SEARCH FOR ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN EJECTED FROM THE CARS.NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYS THE TRAIN OPERATOR WAS AMONG THE INJURED, BUT IT REMAINS UNCLEAR WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York: "We don't know exactly what happened. The NTSB is on its way, they'll do a thorough investigation and we'll wait to see what the NTSB says before speculating as to any causes."SUNDAY'S ACCIDENT IS THE METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT AUTHORITY'S SECOND PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILMENT IN SIX MONTHS.MAGGIE MAZZETTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.