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UPDATE: 4:47 a.m. EDT — At least 20 people were injured after an Amtrak passenger train derailed about 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas, the company said in a statement.

The injured have been taken to Western Plains Hospital in Dodge City, with all other passengers transported to a local recreation center in Cimarron, Kansas, Reuters reported. The passengers will later be provided alternate transportation to their destination, Amtrak said, in the statement, adding that the Chicago-bound train consisted of two locomotives and nine cars and had about 128 passengers and 14 crew members on board.

Original story:

Several people were injured after at least five cars of an Amtrak passenger train derailed early Monday in Kansas, the state Highway Patrol said, according to reports. Amtrak said, in a statement, that local emergency responders had arrived at the scene.

"Just after midnight CT, Amtrak Train 4, the Southwest Chief operating from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed some cars approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan., on BNSF track, Amtrak said, in the statement. “There were approximately 128 passengers and 14 crew members on board. Initial reports are that there are no life-threatening injuries.”

Amtrak also said that an investigation is underway into the incident.

This is a developing story.


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