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Amtrak train derails in southwest Kansas; injuries reported

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Amtrak train derails in southwest Kansas; injuries reported

CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) – An Amtrak train derailed in southwest Kansas, sending eleven people to the hospital. An Amtrak statement says the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago early Monday when it derailed just after midnight about 20 miles west of Dodge City. Kansas Highway Patrol communication specialist Patricia Munford says five train […]

Amtrak train derails in southwest Kansas; injuries reported

CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) – An Amtrak train derailed in southwest Kansas, sending eleven people to the hospital.

An Amtrak statement says the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago early Monday when it derailed just after midnight about 20 miles west of Dodge City.

Kansas Highway Patrol communication specialist Patricia Munford says five train cars are on their side.

Amtrak says eleven passengers were brought to a hospital in Dodge City. All others were brought to a recreation center and will be given alternate transportation to their final destination.

Amtrak says the train consisted of two locomotives and nine cars and had about 128 passengers and 14 crew members on board.

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