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Metro train derails, no injuries reported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says a six-car red line train has derailed near the Farragut North station in downtown Washington, but no serious injuries have been reported.

Spokeswoman Bessy Guevara says according to a preliminary report, the front wheels of the train's first car slipped off just after 10 a.m. Friday.

Authorities are trying to get passengers off the train.

Speaking outside the station, 51-year-old passenger Wendy Bogart of Washington says as they arrived at the station the lights and fan went off, but the train operator said "Don't panic... We have to re-energize the third rail." She says she felt nothing.

A Metro train crash in June killed nine people when one train slammed into another that was stopped on the tracks.