6 hurt in Sunset Limited derailment
: Saturday, October 23, 1999
Amtrak's Sunset Limited derailed near Palm Springs, California on Friday October 22. Six people were slightly
Four passenger cars and 5 freight cars at 04:55 (PDT) as the train was around 120 miles from its Los Angeles destination. The train which travels almost 3000 miles from Orlando, Florida to Los Angeles was carrying 216 passengers and 18 crew.
The cause of the derailment has not been established.
The derailment is the second that has occurred to an Amtrak train in the desert region of California this week. On 16 October, an earthquake caused the Southwest Chief, carrying 155 people to become derailed.
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