Showing posts with label derails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label derails. Show all posts

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mexico migrant train derails, 4 dead, 35 injured

A cargo train carrying up to 300 migrants derailed in southeastern Mexico on Sunday, leaving at least four people dead and 35 injured, 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 said.
The Tabasco state civil protection agency said the train derailed at around 3:00 am (08:00 GMT) and that rescuers were using hydraulic tools to cut through the metal to find survivors.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Terrible: Train derails in Lagos

A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege.
The incident which occurred between 11.30pm and 12.30am was said to have been caused by defective tracks.
As of 11am on Wednesday, the scene of the accident had been cordoned off by policemen from the Railway police.
An employee of the National Railway Corporation told PUNCH Metro, on the condition of anonymity, that the driver of the locomotive also shared the blame in  the accident.


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