At least 6 dead in Mexico migrant train derailment
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS August 26, 2013 12:32PM
Workers and police stand next to a cargo train known as "the Beast," after it derailed near the town of Huimanguillo, southern Mexico, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. | AP Photo
CHONTALPA, Mexico — Officials say the death toll has risen to six in the derailment of a cargo train carrying at least 250 Honduran migrants trying to make their way to the United States.
Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said Monday that another five migrants were hospitalized with serious injuries suffered early Sunday morning as they rode on the roof of the train, or tied between the cars to keep from slipping onto the tracks.
The dead migrants were between 19 and 58 years old.
Rescue workers were trying to move the eight derailed cars Monday morning to see if any more people were trapped underneath.