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  HOME | Mexico

Death Toll in Mexico Train Crash Reaches 12

MEXICO CITY – The discovery of another body brought to 12 the number of people confirmed dead after last weekend’s train derailment in the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco.

Seven of the fatalities have been identified as undocumented Honduran migrants who hopped aboard the northbound freight train known as “La Bestia” (The Beast).

Central American migrants headed for the United States ride on top of the freight train or in open-air wagons, with hundreds of people sometimes clinging to the train’s cars.

The train derailed around 3:00 a.m. Sunday outside Huimanguillo, a city near Tabasco’s border with Veracruz state.

More victims may be found as workers continue the slow, arduous task of removing the tons of scrap metal the train was hauling at the time of the wreck, state authorities said.

Besides the dangers inherent in hopping onto moving trains, Central American migrants must contend with criminals and corrupt Mexican officials.

Gangs kidnap, exploit and murder migrants, who are often targeted in extortion schemes, Mexican officials say. EFE


 

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