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About a dozen hurt in Michigan train derailment

Oct 22nd, 2012 - Local News

ILES, Mich. (AP) — About a dozen passengers and crew on an Amtrak train heading from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan have been injured in a derailment.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari tells The Associated Press that medical treatment was being given at the scene and that none of the injuries from Sunday morning's incident appear to be life-threatening.

Magliari says train number 350 was near Niles in southwest Michigan about 9:10 a.m. when two of its locomotives and coaches lost "contact with the track."

About 174 passengers and four crew members were aboard the train.

Police in Niles said the scene was being cleared about 12:30 p.m.

Amtrak service through West Michigan has been temporarily disrupted.

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