Six people died, including a train operator on Monday in Washington DC when two Metrorail trains collided shortly after 5 p.m. EST between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations, according to a Washington Post reporter blog updated at 8:33 p.m.
The Red Line trains crashed between Fort Totten and Takoman stations, the Post reported earlier. A report at 8:23 p.m. stated 70 people were injured.
Reuters reported the train operator was a female.
One train rear-ended another but Metro General Manager John B. Catoe said he didn’t know why.
Families seeking information about people wo may have been on the trains can call 202-727-9099.
Authorities asked people not to go to the site, another updated stated.