At least two people has died and several people are trapped and injured after a Metro Red Line train derailed and collided with another Metro train, officials say.
The six-car train derailed and then collided with another train between the Takoma Park and Fort Totten stations around 5 p.m. Monday.
Naturally, the metrorail red line alerts e-mail are euphemistic to the point of being a lie. "Trains are turning back at Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring stations due to a train experiencing mechanical difficulties outside of Fort Totten station." A train derailing then another train hitting it is a bit more than "Mechanical difficulties".