CA derailment kills eleven

A commuter train collision near Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb, has killed eleven people and injured 100 others, according to fire officials on the scene.

BY SUSAN KIM | GLENDALE, Calif. | January 26, 2005


A commuter train collision near Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb, has killed eleven people and injured 100 others, according to fire officials on the scene.

The two Metrolink commuter trains derailed early Wednesday morning.

Fire and emergency crews were still involved in search-and-rescue by mid-morning Wednesday. "It has been a very difficult morning for all of us," said Glendale Fire Chief Chris Gray. "We are continuing with rescue efforts."

At least 100 patients were transported to five local hospitals, with about 30 of those critically injured.

Getting an accurate count of who was on the train will be difficult, according to Los Angeles Fire Chief William Bamattre. "We are continuing to search."

There was no serious fire threat at the crash site, added Gray.

Several local pastors reported they believed hospital chaplains would provide pastoral care for those affected.

One commuter train was bound to Burbank from Los Angeles, and the other was on its way to Union Station to Moorpark.

Nearly 300 firefighters were on the scene.

Metrolink operates seven train lines.


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