Accident Similar to Washington Metro is about to happen in Mumbai.

Similar accident is about to happen in Mumbai.

letter already send to President Of India & Railway Board By Motorman 463 of central Railways.

Washington DC subway crash: authorities ‘warned over trains three years ago’

The train that plowed into another, killing nine people and injuring scores of others in the worst ever metro accident in Washington DC, had been identified as unsafe, it emerged on Tuesday.

Investigators and officials look over the collision scene of two Metro transit trains in Northeast Washington Photo: AP

Washington’s Metrorail transit system kept the old trains running despite warnings in 2006 from the United States government’s National Transportation Safety Board that they should be phased out or modified to make them safer.

A spokesman for the NTSB said it was "unacceptable" that neither was done. The "Washington Post" reported that the train was two months overdue for work on its brakes.

The collision happened at rush-hour on Wednesday evening when the train crashed into the back of a stationary train in the Washington suburbs, on the red line close to the Maryland border. Nine people were killed, including the driver of the moving train, and at least 76 were injured.

Investigators expect to recover recorders from the train that was hit but the moving train was not equipped with the devices.

John Catoe, general manager of Metrorail, said the agency expected to receive proposals "over the next month or so" to replace the old trains but it would be years before the new ones could be used.

The dead driver was as Jeanice McMillan. She was hired in March 2007 as a bus driver and became a train driver in December. There are computerised systems on most trains, designed to control braking, speed and to prevent collisions.

Two men and seven women were killed. As well as the driver, four other victims were named: "Lavonda King, 23, Dennis Hawkins, 64, Mary Doolittle, 59, and Anna Fernandez, 40.

Ernice Beasley told the "Washington Post" that her daughter Lanice, 14, had watched a passenger die beside her.

"She keeps saying there was a lady sitting beside her on the train and the stuff falling down cut the lady’s chest open," she said. "The lady kept saying, ‘I think I’m going to die. I think I’m going to die.’ And then she died before her eyes."

Lanice Beasley’s leg was cut to the bone and staples were put in her head during surgery. "Her boyfriend put his body over her head, but couldn’t cover her leg too, that’s why it got so cut up," her mother said.

Action from Railway Board New Delhi Required.

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