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A Walt Disney World monorail lost power and stranded passengers during severe weather Sunday night. 120 passengers had to be evacuated by emergency crews after being stranded for an hour and a half on the tall tracks. Disney tried to restart the train and move it to one of the stations, but when that didnt work, fire crews had to step in and help evacuate the passengers. The Disney guests had to climb through the emergency hatch on top of the train car and then walk across several other train cars until they reached a staircase that they could walk down safely. Fire crews got to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and reported that all of the passengers were finally evacuated just after 8 p.m.
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Ten people dead in Moscow metro accident: city authorities – Yahoo News

View gallery Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derail Moscow deputy mayor Pyotr Biryukov said earlier that several people had been trapped in the train, while the authorities said more than 1,000 had been evacuated. Passengers said smoke quickly spread through the carriages and rescue workers treated them with oxygen. The accident took place as temperatures outside soared to around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). “After the most thorough investigation there will be not only dismissals but also criminal cases against those who are responsible for this tragedy,” Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. “What happened is one of the most major accidents of recent times.” As news of the crash spread, the hashtag #metro quickly become one of the most popular on Twitter in Russia. Alexei Naryshkin, a presenter on Echo of Moscow radio, posted a photograph on Twitter of rescue workers carrying a body in a black bag. View gallery Traffic police officers works near helicopters evacuating the passengers injured as several subway c “They are laying out the injured.
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A daring Disney World monorail rescue; Passengers evacuated after a possible lightning strike |

There are people at the Con with great stories and life history that aren’t likely to make it back again. This proved true as I’ve seen Ray Bradbury , Ray Harryhausen , and even Lou Schimer. The appearance of 90-plus-year-old Betty White makes this panel a must see. I’m not too keen on her new show but if I get even a nugget or two about Mary Tyler Moore then it’s also worth it. Godzilla and the Master of Monsters (11:00am – Room 23ABC) August Ragone ( Eiji Tsuburaya : Master of Monsters), David E. Chapple (Famous Monsters of Filmland), and Arian Hinojosa (Monster Attack Team) present a discussion on the man who brought Godzilla and Ultraman to life, establishing the art of Japanese visual effects and creating the genre known as the “kaiju eiga” (Japanese monster movies).
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