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  1. DC: Federal Investigators: Fans Pushed Smoke Toward DC SubwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Instead of pushing smoke out of a subway tunnel, ventilation fans actually pulled it toward a stalled train, exacerbating the choking atmosphere aboard the train that led to the death of a passenger in downtown Washington, federal investigators said Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board detailed the ventilation failures as it issued urgent safety recommendations to the Metro transit authority and transit networks nationwide.


  2. DC: Timeline Shows Long Wait for Help on Smoke-Filled DC SubwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Mass Transit

    Passengers on a smoke-filled subway train in the nation's capital were still asking if help was coming 27 minutes after the emergency was first reported, District of Columbia officials said Thursday. One woman died and more than 80 were sickened when the train filled with smoke from some sort of electrical malfunction on the rails near a busy station in downtown Washington.


  3. DC: Deadly Subway Malfunction Leaves Many Unanswered QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Mass Transit

    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. Was the train's evacuation Monday afternoon unnecessarily delayed? Were passengers given the right information? And what caused the death of a female passenger? Authorities in the nation's capital had no immediate answers.


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