Monday, June 22, 2009
First Update ::
55 injured, Nine Serious, and two fatalities. people still trapped. mass casuality recovery in process.
6:18 PM Update::::( via Breaking News come this Update )::
From the BNO Newsroom.
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 least two people were confirmed killed while dozens of other passengers were left injured.
"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. People are being urged to avoid the area.
The spokesman for Metro confirmed at least two people had died. Rescue workers at the scene reported up to 70 people injured while at least 40 people were left trapped inside the wreckage, but those numbers were not immediately confirmed by officials. The spokesman for Metro said there were "many" serious injuries.Dozens of emergency vehicles are at the scene and multiple mass casualty units are responding. Local media outlets said school buses were called in to help transport casualties.
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6:50 PM Update:::
Metro Blog has complete update and interviews.
And there is more here , that atleast 70 have been injured and atleast 3 are still trapped, read more here .
Also this site found by Ann Curry has minute by minute reporting.
There is a press Conference planned for 7 :15 PM.
7 :15 PM ( missed presser) But will post updates when I get them ( MSNBC did not air the presser). The one train ran into the back of the other, unclear if one or both were moving at what speed, or if one was stopped. ( Looking at photos it looks like one as stopped and the other ran into the back....but NTSB will figure it out. ) The engineer of the back train did die, and there are three other deaths. call DC Metro if you need to check on loved ones, trains: 202-727-9099.