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Video: Fire Under 7 Train Track Sparks Home Run Derby Nightmare Hellscape

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Tens of thousands of baseball fans streamed out of Citi Field after last night’s Home Run Derby and headed for the 7 train, which is the only subway line servicing the Mets’ stadium. But instead of an easy (albeit crowded) ride home, they found themselves cast into an apocalyptic urban commuter nightmare from hell. With the worst possible timing, some “overhead secondary wiring” unrelated to the subway caught fire under the elevated tracks around 103rd Street, just as the Derby wrapped up. Here’s what caused the fiasco:

 

Photo (Courtesy Vamos Mets)

article: http://gothamist.com/

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