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At least 10 killed in Mexico train crash

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-06-15

Two freight trains collided Tuesday in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, killing at least 10 people and leaving five others injured, police and ambulance sources said.

REUTERS - Two cargo trains collided in Mexico on Tuesday killing at least 10 people and wounding several others, including illegal migrants hitching rides, the state prosecutor's office said.

The crash occurred after a faulty track change in the early morning hours in the western state of Sinaloa.

"Someone didn't change the tracks correctly," Martin Gastelum, spokesman for Sinaloa's public prosecutor's office, told Reuters.

"Ten died. The majority are undocumented (migrants) and the train operators are hurt. There are five people injured," Gastelum said.

One of the trains was carrying tonnes of corn, which was strewn all over the accident scene.

"They are still searching to see if there are bodies buried under the corn," Gastelum said.

Every year hundreds of migrants from Central America risk their lives traveling thousands of kilometers through Mexico to illegally cross the border into the United States.

Many hitch rides on dangerous, fast-moving cargo trains hanging perilously off the sides where they sometimes slip to their death or lose limbs if they fall.

 

Date created : 2010-06-16

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