Mexican cargo train derails; at least 5 killed

People inspect the derailed cargo train in Huimanguillo, Mexico, on Sunday, August 25.

People inspect the derailed cargo train in Huimanguillo, Mexico, on Sunday, August 25.

(CNN) — A cargo train with stowaway migrants on board derailed in southern Mexico on Sunday morning, killing five people and injuring 16 more, officials said.

At least 250 Honduran migrants were traveling on the train when it derailed, the government of Mexico’s Tabasco state said in a statement.

Rescuers were at the scene in a remote area of the state on Sunday, civil protection officials said.

Photos showed overturned train cars and injured victims on the tracks.

Eight cars overturned in the derailment, which happened around 3 a.m. in the municipality of Huimanguillo.

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