Posted on July 10, 2014

Mexican Train Derails, Stranding 1,300 Migrants Headed Toward U.S.

Reuters, July 9, 2014

A cargo train used by Mexicans and Central Americans to travel toward the U.S. border derailed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, stranding about 1,300 migrants, emergency services said.

Many of the migrants aboard were young people and nobody was injured when the train nicknamed “the Beast” came off the tracks, a spokesman for local emergency services said.


Several days of heavy rain in southern Mexico may have caused the train to derail, authorities said.