Tragedy hit Caprica City a little over an hour ago as an explosion on the MAGLEV has left hundreds dead and an unknown number of injured. Besides the passengers killed on the train, several more were killed when debris from the explosion plummeted to the streets below.
Fire and rescue units from throughout Caprica City responded to the scene, which stretched over half a click in the downtown section.
There is no indication yet as to what caused the explosion, though the Global Defense Department is currently investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.
The names of the victims have yet to be revealed, as the GDD and the Caprica City Police Department are still gathering information.
Lead investigator Agent Jordan Duram of the GDD said, "If this was a deliberate attack, we will not rest until those responsible for this heinous act are brought to justice."
May the gods bless us all during this trying time, and prayers go out to the brave men and women who are still at the scene, fighting the fires, caring for the wounded and trying to make sense of the senseless.
Updates to come....
(Photograph courtesy an anonymous reader of The Caprican)