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At least 4 killed in L.A. commuter train crash

Rescue workers help a passenger injured in a collision between a freight train and a Metrolink commuter train Friday in Los Angeles.

Associated Press

Rescue workers help a passenger injured in a collision between a freight train and a Metrolink commuter train Friday in Los Angeles.

Four people were killed in the collision Friday of a Metrolink commuter train carrying about 350 people and a freight train in Los Angeles, a Sheriff's Office spokesman said

Spokesman Steve Whitmore said 30 to 40 people were injured in the afternoon disaster. The trains collided about 4:30 p.m. in the San Fernando Valley.

Firefighters put out a fire under part of the wreckage and pulled people from a Metrolink car, which was partly torn open and lying on its side. Several other cars in the Metrolink train remained upright. The Union Pacific freight train's engine was also turned onto its side, with the rest of the train splayed out like an accordion behind it.

At least 4 killed in L.A. commuter train crash 09/12/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:47pm]

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