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Beyer and Connolly Joint Statement on Metro Tragedy

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Washington, January 13, 2015 | Thomas Scanlon (202-225-4376) | comments
Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) and Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), released the following joint statement on the ongoing situation on WMATA’s Yellow/Green Line train at L’Enfant Plaza that has led to a significant number of hospitalizations and one reported death:

“We are heartbroken at the news of today’s events on the Metro line and await a clear and thorough accounting of the events that led to today’s tragedy. No one should fear for their lives on their commute. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families tonight as we work to make sure this never happens again.”

The NTSB is launching an investigation into the incident at L’Enfant plaza effective 8:00 p.m. this evening.
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