Breaking News!!: Dodge City, KS: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train has partially derailed.

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Breaking News!!: Dodge City, KS: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train has partially derailed.

Around 20 people were hospitalized after an Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train partially derailed while traveling from Los Angeles, California to Chicago, Illinois on Monday, March 14th, 2016.

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** Picture from NBC News: **

Just after 12:00am CT, at least 5 coaches of the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train derailed about 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas.

** Video from Daniel Szczerda (Twitter Username: @MetaOracle): **

Fire department crews, law enforcement, and emergency medical technicians from many companies raced to the scene of the derailment.

According to Amtrak, there was 2 locomotives and 9 cars with at least 128 passengers and 14 crew on board the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train #4 when the derailment occurred.

Medical helicopters were seen lifting off from the scene of the derailment.

According to Amtrak, we are working with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, which owns and maintains the track, to investigate the cause of the derailment.

According to the Amtrak website, the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train’s route was from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California and includes stops in San Bernardino, California, Victorville, California, Barstow, California, Downtown Needles, California, and Kingman, Arizona.

** Source: Amtrak: **

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer/AM_Route_C/1241245650447/1237405732511

Individuals with questions about their family and friends who may have been aboard the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train #4 should contact the Amtrak’s Emergency Hotline at: 1 (800) 523-9101.

According to Amtrak, the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief passenger train #3, operating from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California will detour from Newton, Kansas to Albuquerque, New Mexico originating Sunday, March 13th, 2016 and Monday, March 14th, 2016.

More information still coming into ZachNews.

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