French name in the USA. This is getting rather strange this. Almost every day some issue is happening, things are sure getting busy.
One person has died and dozens were injured at one of Washington DC’s busiest subway stations after smoke forced the evacuation of passengers during rush hour.
The smoke filled L’Enfant Plaza station – one of the closest for the US capital’s tourist destinations – at around 3.30pm (8.30pm UK time) according to the District of Columbia Fire and EMS.
Spokeswoman Caroline Laurin confirmed one person had died.
One Dead After Smoke Fills DC Metro Station
Via Associated Press on You Tube
Passenger Jonathan Rogers told The Washington Post: “It started to get scary pretty quick.
“People started praying. Smoke was coming in pretty steadily.”
Images showed smoke-filled subway carriages and people attempting to get out of the station.
It was unclear what caused the smoke.
Eighteen people were taken to Medstar Washington Hospital Center, most suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
Spokeswoman So Young Pak said 11 people were treated and released. Seven remained in hospital, with one in a critical condition.
Matt Brock, a spokesman for George Washington University Hospital, said that 34 people had been brought to the hospital with smoke inhalation.
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