June 22nd, 2009
10:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama releases statement on train collision

(CNN) - The White House released a statement Monday night from President Obama on the Metro train collision in Washington, DC.

"Michelle and I were saddened by the terrible accident in Northeast Washington D.C. today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy. I want to thank the brave first responders who arrived immediately to save lives. My staff has been in touch with Mayor Fenty's office and will continue to monitor the situation.

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