A Washington D.C. metro station was filled up with unidentified smoke earlier today, leaving one person dead and two in critical condition.
According to reports, hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated from the L’Enfant Plaza station around 3:30 PM, with some evacuated from inside of a train in a tunnel. The one death was a woman who died from injuries while underground.
Eighteen people from the station were taken to Medstar Washington Hospital Center, most of them for smoke inhalation, according to spokeswoman So Young Pak. She said 11 were treated and released. Of the seven still in the hospital about 8 p.m. Monday, one was in critical condition and one was in serious condition, she said.
George Washington University Hospital spokesman Matt Brock said in an email that 34 patients suffering from smoke inhalation had been brought there. He said their conditions varied.
Some suffered from trouble breathing with the smoke filling the station, as reported on Twitter:
Passengers react as smoke fills Metro train in tunnel outside L’Enfant Plaza station. (Photo by Saleh Damiger) pic.twitter.com/KaAj4JW6KS
— Dr. Gridlock (@drgridlock) January 12, 2015
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SOURCE: Mashable | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter