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Train carrying migrants to US derails in Mexico

  • A cargo train transporting at least 250 migrants to the United States derailed in southern Mexico. The incident has killed at least five and injured 35 but these numbers are expected to rise. Reports suggest that out of the 35 wounded, 16 have been seriously injured. 

    Thousands of people ride on the roof of the train called "The Beast" in severe conditions annually to get a chance of entering the U.S. 

    The Tabasco state government has said at least 250 Honduran migrants were on board heading from Guatemala border. Eight out of the ten cars had been derailed but the cause is not yet known. 

    The Red Cross said the rescue was complex since it was hard to get confirmation on the number of people dead and wounded. A chief said "there are some very high estimates, and others that are more conservative."

    Tagged as: The Beast derail, Mexico derail, Immigrants traveling to U.S., World News