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Mexican train derails, strands U.S.-bound migrants

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 00:45

Mexican train nicknamed ''The Beast'' derails, stranding hundreds of migrants headed toward U.S. border. Natalie Thomas reports.

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A cargo train derails in Mexico on its way to the United States. An estimated 1,300 migrants have been left stranded. Many of them are young stowaways heading to the border. With no resumption in sight they took the chance to cool off. More than 50,000 unaccompanied minors have been caught illegally crossing into the U.S. over the past ten months. The number is expected to rise to 90,000 for this year and could increase even further to 150,000 in 2015. While the derailment is a setback for these migrants' plans to get to the US, they've had a lucky escape. Six stowaways were killed and 35 injured after a similar derailment in August 2013.

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Mexican train derails, strands U.S.-bound migrants

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 00:45