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Disney World monorail crash kills employee

ORLANDO, FL (AP) - Walt Disney World officials say a monorail crashed in the Magic Kingdom section of the Florida theme park, killing an employee. Train service has been shut down. Zoraya Suarez says a monorail coming from the Epcot section crashed.

The Reedy Creek Fire Department tells Orlando television station WESH that two monorails collided around 2:00am Sunday, killing the operator of one of the trains. The station says no guests were seriously injured.

Walt Disney World vice president of public affairs Mike Griffin issued a statement offering condolences to the employee's family and saying the monorail was closed. A Disney spokeswoman declined to discuss details of the accident.

Messages were left by The Associated Press seeking comment from the fire department and the sheriff's office.

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