Sunday, August 25, 2013

Five Dead And 15 Immigrants Seriously Injured In La Bestia Freight Train Car Derailment

Bottom photo courtesy of Tabasco Hoy.

More than 250 undocumented immigrants were riding on La Bestia freight train car when it derailed early this morning.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 25, 2013

Tabasco, Mexico - On Sunday, the state Secretary of Tabasco confirm that its Public Security Agency and the 30th Military Regiment in the area reported that 5 were reported killed and 15 undocumented immigrants have been seriously injured from 35 that were reported injured during an early Sunday La Bestia (Beast) freight train car derailment. All the immigrants are originally from Honduras. The train car derailed around 3:30 a.m. at a ranch called La Tembladera in the municipality of Huimanguillo, about 6.2 miles from Tancochapa, Veracruz, according to authorities. 
The injured were flown by helicopters to hospitals in Choapas, Veracruz for medical treatment.

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