Passenger trains collide in Washington D.C.

June 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 am ICT by admin  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — Two subway trains collided in Washington D.C. during rush hour on Monday, a spokesman for Metro D.C. told BNO News.

“At 4.59 p.m. (local time) a Red Line train derailed between the Takoma Park and Fort Totten stations and was involved in the collision with another train, according to preliminary early reports,” a spokesman said. “There are reports of injuries on the trains,” he added. People are being urged to avoid the area.

Rescue workers at the scene were reported that up to 70 people were injured, while at least 40 people were still trapped inside the train. Local media reports said there was at least 1 fatality and up to 10 injured.

Dozens of emergency vehicles are at the scene and multiple mass casualty units are responding.

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