Image: Firefighters place the body of a Los Angeles Police Department Officer who was killed in the crash of a MetroLink train on a stretcher before removing it from the wreckage in the Chatsworth area of Los Angeles shortly after 10 pm, Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.
Leslie Burnstein heard screams of agony as she ran through a haze of smoke toward the twisted train wreckage where dozens of bloodied passengers were still trapped inside the cars.
She pulled victims out one by one, some weeping as they looked about at the scene of destruction.
`It was horrendous,` said Burnstein, a psychologist who saw the train crash from her home. `Blood was everywhere. ... I heard people yelling, screaming in pain, begging for help.`
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