WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of Columbia Fire Department has raised the death toll to nine in Monday's collision of two Metrorail trains.

A release on the department's Web site says rescue workers located three more bodies in the wreckage late Monday night. All three were declared dead at the scene.

One Metro transit train smashed into the rear of another at the height of the Monday evening rush hour. The trailing train jackknifed violently into the air and fell atop the first.

Initially, six people were confirmed dead, including the operator of the trailing train, Jeanice McMillan of Springfield, Va.