Amtrak Train Derails In Early Hours in Kansas

An Amtrak train has derailed in Kansas en route from Los Angeles to Chicago with 128 passengers and 14 crew on board.

According to early reports, approximately 11 passengers have been taken to a nearby hospital with injuries, although non of them were life-threatening.

Amtrak said the derailment of the train, Southwest Chief Train 4 with two locomotives and nine cars, occurred just after midnight CDT.

Local sources report that five cars of the train derailed, with images showing cars either on their side or leaning precariously.

The incident follows an Amtrak derailment last May when a New York-bound train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight an injuring 200.

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