Amtrak Train Derails In Kansas, 20 Injured

Around 20 people have been injured, following the derailment of an Amtrak train, in the US state of Kansas.

About 20 people people have been injured in the US after an Amtrak train derailed 20 miles (32km) west of Dodge City, Kansas. None of the injuries were life-threatening and emergency services were at the scene, the company said in a statement.

There were 128 passengers and 14 crew on board the train when the accident happened just after midnight local time (05:00 GMT). The US Highway 50 was closed as a result of the accident.

Eight people were killed last May when a New York-bound Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia. That train was travelling at over twice the speed limit, safety experts say.

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