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Commuter train collides with freight train in LA

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posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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Commuter train collides with freight train in LA


news.yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES - A Metrolink commuter train collided with a freight train Friday, toppling one of the passenger cars onto its side.
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Firefighters battled a fire under part of the wreckage and pulled people from the Metrolink car, which was partly torn open.

"I'm sure there are injuries. I'm sure there are a lot of injuries," said Ron Haralson, an inspector with the Los Angles County Fire Department.

He said the trains collided at 4:32 p.m. in the Chatsworth area of the San Fernando Valley.
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posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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Breaking news at the moment.
One of the trains is turned over on its side! With fires and stuff. Sounds messy.
Could be a huge body count... Well, unless everyone "miraculously" survives the incident unscathed or with a few minor injuries.

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posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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Ohh not good as this train would be full i take it,

Im hearing there is 4 deaths so far and many injured also people trapped in the train,

23 seriously injured,

No idea so far on what may have caused it, all thats known is that the trains where on the same track

250+ on the train,



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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A freight train collided with a rush-hour commuter train in Los Angeles on Friday evening, killing at least 15 people and injuring 30 others, many of them critically. The crash was the deadliest commuter-train accident in Southern California.



The toppled car was a mangled mass of steel and smoke, with seven freight cars derailed and others standing on either side.


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 11:40 PM
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From the above link,

A stream of helicopters flew in to remove the injured — some of them gravely so, legs snapped, heads bleeding, arms twisted behind them — to several hospitals, and scores of ambulances lined the area as well. Hundreds of police officers joined the rescue effort, which fanned into a nearby park, where a triage unit was set up.


www.nytimes.com...

The latest is that there are over 15 dead and dozens and dozens injured, many still trapped on the trains, it is going to be one hell of a night for the surviving passengers and the rescue crews.



[edit on 12-9-2008 by antar]



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 12:28 AM
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Now 20.

They are expecting many more.



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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Yep Sadly the death toll is now 24,
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