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One killed in D.C. commuter train collision

Posted June 22, 2009 6:16 p.m. EDT

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At least one person was killed Monday in a rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington.

A number of other passengers were severely injured, said District of Columbia fire spokesman Alan Etter, in what he describes as a "mass casualty event." He said crews were cutting apart the trains to get people out.

The collision happened about 5 p.m. EDT - the height of the city's rush hour – on the Metro system's red line near the Washington-Maryland border.

Officials said it was too early to determine what caused the crash.