WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C.'s Metro subway system is operating on a modified and reduced schedule today following an accident that killed one passenger and sent dozens to hospitals with smoke inhalation.

A yellow line train was evacuated yesterday after smoke filled a tunnel near a busy station.

The fatality on board the train was the first on the Metrorail system since a crash between two trains in 2009 that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

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