Mexico

Infamous Mexican Cargo Train Derails, Killing Five

Was carrying hundreds of Central American migrants

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 At least five people are dead and and 18 injured after Mexico's notorious cargo train known as "The Beast" derailed Sunday while carrying hundreds of Central American migrants derailed in a remote region of the country.

The train company and rescue workers were bringing in two cranes to begin lifting the eight derailed cars overnight, and officials said it was possible they might find more victims under the wreckage.

Late Sunday, federal authorities had lowered the death toll to three, but said minutes later that two more had died, and put the toll back at the five announced earlier by Tabasco state officials. It said 18 others were injured, two of them near death.

Thousands of migrants ride the roofs of the train cars on their way north each year, braving brutal conditions for a chance at crossing into the United States.