One dead, two critically hurt after smoke fills Washington subway car

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Posted: Jan 12, 2015 7:15 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One woman has died and at least two were critically injured after smoke filled a subway car in downtown Washington on Monday afternoon, the general manager of the city's Metro system said.

Richard Sarles told the local NBC affiliate in a televised interview that about 60 people were taken to hospitals for examination.

"We don't know yet the cause of the heavy smoke," Sarles said of the incident at L'Enfant Plaza station, which has caused major disruptions on many of the system's subway lines.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Eric Beech)