DC train crash - deaths confirmed

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  1. dong20

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    "Authorities say seven people have been killed and 70 injured in a subway train collision in Washington DC.

    The city's mayor Adrian Fenty held a press conference where he revised an earlier reported death toll of nine.

    Carriages of one of the trains came to rest on top of the other after the collision near a station during evening rush hour on Monday, officials said.
    The female driver of the moving train - which crashed into the back of a stationary train - was among the dead."

    I did wonder if anyone from LPSG involved, directly or indirectly.

    BBC NEWS | Americas | US train crash deaths confirmed

    I'm not that familiar with commuter rail safety in the US, are such major incidents as uncommon as I imagine, as the article implies?
     
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    A young women who works for me didnt show up for a rehearsal yesterday. It wasnt until I got home and listened to my voice mail on my phone. She had been in one of the trains right behind the accident. They made everyone get off the trains and people had to basically fend for themselves . She had to walk around for a while before she was able to get a way out of there. It was a mad house...
     
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    Damn! You mean they didn't provide buses to at least take people to Union Station? That is some jacked up mess. :mad:

    I don't have exact statistics Dong20; but rail accidents with fatalities are pretty uncommon in the states.
     
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    Well, I think they did eventually get there but initially people were on their own trying to make sense of things. They told them to just walk or at least that is what she said.
     
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