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31 hurt in Southwest Chief derailment

  Kathleen Falk
  Robert Huyck : Wednesday March 15, 2000


Amtrak's Southwest Chief derailed today
Carbondale
(15 March) near Carbondale, Kansas at about 02:05 Central Standard Time.

Thirty one people are reported to have been hurt, 1 seriously. There are no fatalities.

There are no indications at present about the cause of the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have sent an invetigation team to the scene.

The accident occurred on the first anniversary of the Bourbonnais Accident in which Amtrak's City of New Orleans collided with a flatbed truck on a crossing killing 11 people.

More soon . . .


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31 Hurt in Kansas Amtrak Derailment
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