Amtrak says train derails in Kansas

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016 3:28 AM

(Reuters) - Amtrak's Southwest Chief train from Los Angeles to Chicago with 128 passengers and 14 crew suffered a derailment of multiple cars about 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, Amtrak said in a statement on Monday.

The train company said initial reports were that there were no life-threatening injuries to people on board and that local emergency services were at the scene.

Local media reported that five cars of the Amtrak passenger had train derailed.

(Reporting by Chris Michaud. Editing by Jane Merriman)