At Least 10 Dead in California Train Accident

Investigators stand amid the wreckage of two commuter trains that collided

Investigators stand amid the wreckage of two commuter trains that collided in Glendale, Calif. on Jan. 26. Reuters hide caption

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The derailment of a train in a suburb north of Los Angeles before dawn leaves at least 10 people dead and nearly 200 injured. The accident was caused when a commuter train smashed into an SUV left on the tracks. The commuter train then derailed and sideswiped another train.

The incident occurred when a man, in an apparent aborted suicide attempt, parked his SUV on the tracks and jumped out just before the collision. The man has been charged with multiple counts of manslaughter.

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