Firefighters responding to an electrical malfunction on the Washington subway system had difficulty communicating by radio and some had to use cellphones instead, according to a report released by the city Saturday.
An electrical malfunction that filled a Washington subway train with smoke, killing one passenger and sickening dozens more, continued for 44 minutes before the Metro transit agency shut off power to the affected rail, federal investigators said Friday.
More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington’s aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not provided details about what caused a train to fill with smoke or what could have been done to limit passengers’ exposure.
Following this week’s deadly Metro incident that filled L’Enfant Plaza and a Yellow Line train with smoke, killing one woman and sending more than 80 other people to the hospital, D.C. city administrator Rashad Young has released an initial timeline of the emergency calls.
The D.C. law firm Cohen & Cohen says it is representing injured victims of this week’s deadly Metro incident that filled L’Enfant Plaza and a Yellow Line train with smoke.
An online fundraiser has raised more than $12,000 for the family of the woman who died in a smoke-filled Metro tunnel this week.
Metro says riders who left property behind when evacuating the L’Enfant Plaza station earlier this week following an electrical malfunction should be able to reclaim their belongings.
Commuters are demanding information after an electrical malfunction filled a Washington subway tunnel with smoke, forcing hundreds to evacuate and sending dozens to the hospital.
L’Enfant Plaza metro station is shut down Monday afternoon after reports of smoke, metro officials say.
A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to stabbing a 15-year-old transgender girl on a Metro train.