A train in central Cuba derailed early Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring more than 240, Cuba's official news agency reported.

At least six cars derailed about 2:30 a.m. MST, just after passing Santo Domingo on a trip from Havana to Guantanamo, said the Prensa Latina news agency, monitored in Mexico City. The accident site is about 155 miles southeast of Havana.A Prensa Latina journalist said by telephone that two radio stations reported six cars derailed, but another government news agency said seven were off the track.