(Headline and Global News) A so-called “Death 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 at least 1,300 migrants, emergency services said. It was the same day that President Barack Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to discuss the border crisis.
Nicknamed “the Beast,” the cargo train unexpectedly came off the tracks Wednesday, leaving many of the migrants injured, Reuters reported. However, none of them, most of them young people, were reported to sustain any injuries while riding what others have referred to as “El Tren de la Muerte,” or Death Train. Authorities said several days of heavy rain in southern Mexico may have been the cause of derailment.