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Red Line Metro Rail Train Crash Accident in Washington DC

Atleast six people are dead and more than 70 injured when a Metro train hit another train on the same Red Line track in Washington.

The crash occurred just after 5 p.m. during the peak hour of the traffic.

Both the trains were travelling in the same direction and the second train was left atop the first one due to the impact of the crash. The first train was stopped in the station waiting for the second to clear in another lane, but it crashed into the waiting train from back.

Metro trains are generally operated by a computer system in which operators can override the controls. A possible failure of Metro's computerized signal system may be the cause of the accident, reports LA Times.

This is the deadliest accident in the history of Metrorail.

Read more at Washington Post
Image: Chicago Tribune

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