2014-04-02 / News

2 migrants die after being pushed off train

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) Authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz say that two Central American migrants died after being thrown off the train they were traveling on.

Veracruz state prosecutors say the two Honduran died Wednesday night in the village of Higueras.

Officials said in a statement Thursday the men were killed after ``an incident among people from Central America who were on their way to the northern border on the train.''

Federal immigration officials said that, in a separate incident, four Central American migrants fell off a train in the Veracruz town of Medias Aguas. The two Hondurans and two Guatemalans were hospitalized.

Thousands of Central American migrants enter Mexican territory without permission each year, most bound for the United States. They face high risks of extortion, kidnapping and violence.

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