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Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead.

CHONTALPA, Mexico, Shawwal 19, 1434, Aug 26, 2013, SPA -- A notorious cargo train known as "the Beast" and carrying at least 250 Central American hitchhiking migrants derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring 18, authorities said.

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, AP reported.

--SPA 11:54 LOCAL TIME 08:54 GMT

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