Death toll from D.C. train derailment hits 9

(AP) - The District of Columbia Fire Department hasraised the death toll to nine in Monday's collision of twoMetrorail trains. A release on the department's Web site says rescue workerslocated three more

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2009, 4:08 PM

Updated 5,510 days ago

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(AP) - The District of Columbia Fire Department hasraised the death toll to nine in Monday's collision of twoMetrorail trains. A release on the department's Web site says rescue workerslocated three more bodies in the wreckage late Monday night. Allthree were declared dead at the scene. One Metro transit train smashed into the rear of another at theheight of the Monday evening rush hour. The trailing trainjackknifed violently into the air and fell atop the first. Initially, six people were confirmed dead, including theoperator of the trailing train, Jeanice McMillan of Springfield,Va.


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