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Strong winds derail train, knock down power poles

GALVA, Kansas - Strong winds that blew through central Kansas knocked a train off the tracks, downed power lines and damaged roofs.

No serious injuries were reported after Wednesday nights storms.

The McPherson County Sheriffs office says most of the damage was reported in Canton and Galva, where wind blew 33 cars of a freight train off the tracks.

The sheriffs office says two people were on board but no one was hurt.

Work is continuing to clean up the cars.

Westar Energy reported 12 poles in that area were damaged, knocking out power to about 650 people. Power was restored around 8:30 a.m.



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