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Two Amtrak trains collide in Oakland, injuring passengers

October 12, 2011 | 11:21 pm

Two Amtrak trains collided Wednesday night in Oakland, injuring a number of passengers in the accident near Jack London Square, authorities said.

The trains were traveling at a low speed when they struck shortly before 10 p.m. near Webster Street and Embarcadero, the Oakland Police Department said.

"Apparently they put two trains on the same track," Sgt. Randy Pope told The Times.

Reports from Bay Area news organizations said at least 18 people were hurt. Pope said police could not confirm those numbers but said that the victims appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details were immediately available.


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