[UPDATE: Three more bodies were found inside the trains last night. Death total now stands at 9. Blogger Red Nose's husband, Joe, was on one of the trains yesterday. Most likely causes now are seen as failure of automatic warning and braking system or operator error or both.]
About 5 pm, two Metro trains on the Red Line collided at Ft. Totten. Many have been injured, and so far, 6 people are confirmed to have died.
I rode the Red Line from Dupont Circle to Ft. Totten this morning. After I transfer to the Green Line at Ft. Totten, my stop is the first one down.
This is only the third major accident in Metro's history and by far the worst. I love the Metro. For all its minor faults, it's a splendid system. Our hearts go out to all concerned.