DC Metro Confirms Earlier Reports of 9 Dead

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
 Metro transit officials are confirming an earlier report that nine people were killed in a train collision

District of Columbia Fire and Emergency workers at the site of a rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington, D.C. Monday, June 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro transit officials are confirming an earlier report that nine people were killed in a train collision.

Metro spokeswoman Candace Smith says four bodies were recovered
from the wreckage Monday after the rush-hour crash. Five more were
removed Tuesday.

Smith says two men and seven women were killed, including the operator of the train that barreled into a stopped train. All the victims were adults.

Mayor Adrian Fenty said at an earlier news conference that seven
people had died and he hoped the death toll would not increase.

The accident was the worst in the 33-year history of the Metrorail system.


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