OMAHA, Neb (Reuters) - An Amtrak train carrying an estimated 178 passengers struck a farm vehicle in southwest Nebraska on Friday, derailing two locomotives and three cars and sending a number of passengers to a local hospital, a rail spokesman said.
There were no reports of life-threatening injuries from the collision, which occurred at about 8:50 a.m. local time near Benkelman, Nebraska, Amtrak said.
The California Zephyr train had left the San Francisco Bay area enroute to Chicago on August 24. Passengers were being taken to a nearby high school to be cared for and transported east.
(Reporting by David Hendee; Additional reporting by James Kelleher and David Bailey; Editing by Jerry Norton)