Mexico migrant cargo train ‘La Bestia’ derails, at least five dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – At least five people were killed when a cargo train nicknamed “La Bestia,” or “The Beast,” on which would-be migrants hitch rides toward the U.S. border, derailed in a remote area of southern Mexico on Sunday, emergency services said.

Luis Felipe Puente, national emergency service coordinator, said on Twitter that 35 people were injured, 16 seriously, in the accident in Huimanguillo in the southern state of Tabasco and the death toll could rise.

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