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Facebook activates safety check feature following deadly Hoboken, NJ train crash

Facebook turned on its safety check in feature following a train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey Sept. 29. (Facebook)

Facebook turned on its safety check in feature following a train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey Sept. 29. (Facebook)

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Facebook has turned on its safety check in Hoboken, where one woman was killed and 108 people were reportedly injured in a train crash Thursday morning.

Safety check allows users on the social media platform to alert family and friends that they are safe.

The system was also recently used in the area following the explosion in Chelsea.

Some of the injured have been taken to Jersey City Medical Center. The hospital has opened a hotline for family members to check on family who might have been injured at 201-915-2691.