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June 23, 2009

Nine dead in Washington collision

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A COLLISION between two trains on Washington DC Metro's Red Line on June 22 killed at least nine people and injured more than 70.
Preliminary reports suggested both trains were travelling towards Union Station, when one train stopped short of the Fort Totten station and was rear-ended by the other.
It is not yet known whether one or both trains were being driven manually or under ATO (automatic train operation). The United States National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the accident, which was the worst in the metro's 33-year history.

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