Train kills 2 track workers amid SF Bay strike

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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 12:00 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A San Francisco Bay Area commuter train returning from routine maintenance struck and killed two workers who were inspecting the tracks Saturday afternoon - an accident that comes amid a strike that has shut the Bay Area Rapid Transit system down to riders for the past few days.

The four-car train was being run in automatic mode under computer control at the time of the accident, BART's Assistant General Manager Paul Oversier said at a news conference.

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