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Green line trains crash in Boston, injuring 23 people

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Zarrin Ahmed
Authorities were investigating the cause of a crash involving two Green Line trains in Boston. Photo courtesy of the Boston Fire Department
Authorities were investigating the cause of a crash involving two Green Line trains in Boston. Photo courtesy of the Boston Fire Department

July 31 (UPI) -- Two Green Line trains crashed in Boston, injuring 23 people. None of the injuries were life-threatening, authorities said.

The trains were running along Commonwealth Avenue west of Boston University when one train crashed into the other from behind Friday.

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The Boston Fire Department asked residents to avoid the area after the crash and use the Route 57 bus instead. Train service was suspended around 6:15 p.m.

The cause of the crash was unknown, NY Daily News reported Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority General Manager Steve Poftak saying at a news conference.

Some injuries included sprained wrists and shoulder injuries, WHDH-TV reported.

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