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Strong winds caused about 140 rail cars to derail in Kansas

August 19, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say strong winds caused about 140 rail cars from two trains to derail over the weekend in central Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the derailments happened late Saturday near Walton. The National Weather Service says the rail cars were all empty and many were double stacked. No injuries were reported.

Wind gusts at a nearby airport in Newton measured as high as high 67 mph around the time of the derailment.

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