Firemen inspect the damage after the commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
09 Jan 2013
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