At least 29 injured after an Amtrak train derailed near Cimarron, west of Dodge City

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At least 29 people were transported to hospitals after local emergency responders provided on-site action. Red Cross has been called out to assist passengers. A house supervisor at Western Plains Medical in Dodge City says 16 patients were brought into their facility. Two of those patients are in critical condition, one is in surgery and four have been treated and released. The remaining patients at that facility are in good or fair condition. Amtrak and BNSF are investigating the cause of the incident. Amtrak Southwest Chief Train 3, operating from Chicago to Los Angeles will detour from Newton, to Albuquerque, N.M., for trains originating March 13 and 14. Alternate transportation is being arranged.

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