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Mexico Migrant Train Derailment Kills 4, Injures 35

Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 11:31 AM

MEXICO CITY — A cargo train carrying up to 300 US-bound migrants derailed in southeastern Mexico on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 35, officials said.

Luis Felipe Puente, the national civil protection coordinator, confirmed the toll on Twitter, adding that 16 of the injured were in "serious" condition following the incident in the state of Tabasco.

The train, known as "The Beast," carries Mexican and Central American migrants with many sitting on top of the cars after paying smugglers upwards of $100 for the right to travel.

The train derailed on a stretch of tracks alongside a river and the site of the accident is only accessible by boat, a public security official from the municipality of Huimanguillo told AFP.

The Tabasco state civil protection agency said rescuers were using hydraulic tools to cut through the metal to find survivors.

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