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Metrolink Crash

Metrolink Crash
Three people have been killed and dozens more injured when a commuter train and freight train collided west of Los Angeles.

The crash near the town of Chatsworth caused a fire and at least one commuter train carriages and seven cars from the freight train to derail.
Firefighters battled a fire under part of the wreckage and pulled people from the commuter carriage, which was partly torn open after toppling onto its side.
As many as 350 people were on the Metrolink train. The Sheriff’s Department confirmed three people had been killed.
“I’m sure there are a lot of injuries,” said Ron Haralson, an inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
At least 23 people were injured when the trains collided at 4.32pm in the San Fernando Valley.
A spokeswoman for Metrolink, Denise Tyrrell, said the train left downtown Los Angeles and was headed northwest to Moorpark. “We don’t know if we hit another train or another train hit us,” Mr Tyrrell said.
Firefighters pulled passengers out a rear door and down a ladder from the commuter car, which had been separated from the rest of the train by several feet.
Metrolink Los Angeles Crash

September 13, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , , ,

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