New York City subway train derails in Queens

New York City firefighters use an emergency staircase to evacuate passengers from a derailed F train in the Woodside neighborhood of Queens

A subway train derailed in New York City today leaving 19 people injured, four seriously, and around 1,000 passengers stranded in the tunnel.

Six of the eight cars on the Manhattan-bound F train came off the tracks on Friday at 10.30am in Woodside, Queens with reports of heavy smoke in the tunnel. Among those rescued were a woman and her baby.

Firefighters were seen helping people out of the subway tunnel via an emergency staircase to a sidewalk ventilation grate.