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18 Hurt in Texas as Amtrak Cars Derail

July 09, 1999| Reuters

HOUSTON — Eighteen people suffered minor injuries Thursday when an Amtrak passenger train carrying 234 people derailed in rural Texas after hitting a truck.

The Sunset Limited was en route from Los Angeles to Orlando, Fla., when it hit the truck at a crossing near Eagle Lake, Texas, 60 miles west of Houston.

The train's two locomotives and seven of its 10 cars derailed, but all five of the passenger cars that left the tracks remained upright.

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