Transport: First in Thirty

Casual Britishers go to work later than Americans. Consequently, when one London underground train, bound for the City, overtook and ran into another between Charing Cross and Temple stations at 9:56 one day last week, both trains were pack-jammed with office-bound workers. Six passengers were killed, over 40 injured as 600 passengers clawed, kicked, and scrambled their way out of the wreckage, in the pitch black tunnel. It was the first fatal London subway accident in 30 years.

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