BENKELMAN, Neb. (AP) — Amtrak says a small number of passengers have been taken to hospitals after a train carrying about 175 people between California and Chicago derailed in Nebraska.
Amtrak says the California Zephyr train ran into some equipment on the tracks and derailed around 8 a.m. near Benkelman, not far from the state’s borders with Kansas and Colorado.READ MORE: Truck Stuffed With Recyclables Catches Fire, Prompts Closure On State Route 99 Near Elk Grove
Two locomotives and the first three of 10 passenger cars left the tracks. The locomotives tipped onto their sides but Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari says there was no fire.READ MORE: California To Vote On Adding Constitutional Right To Abortion In November Midterm Election
Magliari says he can’t confirm the exact number of injuries but says none are believed to be life-threatening.
Dundy County Hospital spokeswoman Sandy Noffsinger says seven patients are being treated there. She confirms none of those injuries are considered to be life-threatening.MORE NEWS: 1 Building Burned In Vegetation Fire Near Rancho Cordova
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