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Sons of Woman Who Died on Metro File $50M Lawsuit

The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million.

Attorney Patrick Regan filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Marcus and Anthony Glover, the adult sons of Carol Glover.

The lawsuit accuses Metro of negligence that led directly to the 61-year-old Glover's death. It says she was trapped on the smoke-filled train near the L'Enfant Plaza station for 45 minutes before rescuers arrived. At that point, the lawsuit says she had no pulse.

The lawsuit also says ventilation fans in the subway tunnel didn't work properly.

More than 80 other people were sickened by the smoke during the Jan. 12 accident, which was caused by an electrical malfunction. What led to the malfunction is under investigation.

Attorneys for the family of Carol Glover say the accident was "completely foreseeable."

Glover, an Alexandria resident, was a mother of two and grandmother of three. She had worked at DKW Communications Inc. for the past 18 months, and had won the company's employee of the year award the previous month.

Glover was a graduate of Eastern High School in D.C. and of Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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