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USA
Woman hit by subway train after falling onto tracks
CNN 01 Jul 2000
A 25-year-old woman fell off a subway platform early Saturday and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said.
Witnesses reported seeing Carolyn Waldron reading a book and standing in the middle of the platform moments before she fell onto the tracks about 2 a.m., police spokesman Alan Krawitz said. She was struck by a train and declared dead at the scene, he said.
INDIA
Bihar: Five killed in train-jeep collision
The Hindu 01 Jul 2000
Five persons, including four of a family, were killed when super fast Vaishali Express rammed into their jeep at an unmanned level crossing at Jasaoli village in north Bihar's Siwan district, police said today.
The incident occurred when the jeep was crossing the level- crossing between Siwan and Pachrukhi stations yesterday. All the five occupants of the jeep died on the spot.
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Metro Plans Overhaul Of Safety Procedures
Washington Post 01 Jul 2000
Metro will launch a "safety blitz" this month that includes changes in emergency management, a hunt for hazards looming in the subway and daily spot quizzes of train operators.
The shake-up in safety procedures follows an April 20 incident in which Metro controllers knowingly sent a rush-hour train toward a fire in a subway tunnel. No one was injured in the blaze, but public confidence in the subway system was shaken. In the months since, Metro has been picking apart its procedures and people.

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