Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Death or amputation, the fate of migrants aboard La Bestia Grupo Milenio

Deaths or accidents for migrants traveling on crossing trains Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, or Veracruz, which in recent years has increased.

In Veracruz, for example, the passing of the train called ‘La Bestia’ this year caused media dozens of accidents. Migrants continued to board the train even though Ferrosur company built fences in the places where the convoy was stopped, even though it was placed in cyclone mesh with barbed wire, and even though it hired dozens of security guards.

The places where accidents were recorded were the busiest for migrants: Sayula de Alemán, Tierra Blanca and Acayucan

In Pachuca, Hidalgo, at least four migrants were injured or killed. On March 31, a 40-year-old Venezuelan migrant fell from a train in Tlaxcoapan. One leg and two arms were amputated. Another case occurred on June 27, on the roads that cross the many communities of Huichapan town: a woman fell asleep, fell from the car, and was run over.

On the border of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, there have been three accidents recorded so far this year. According to Alejandro Moscoso, director of health jurisdiction number one, the migrants will be deported to their countries of origin as soon as they are discharged.

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In another city of Coahuila, Saltillo, a person was hit by a train last February.

Judith Esparza, coordinator of the psychosocial area of ​​Casa del Migrante, said the victim is a 30-year-old Venezuelan.

He also reported that they had reports of both serious accidents and about a dozen minor accidents.

In Aguascalientes, the increase in migration left two people dead due to train accidents, last September alone.

The first died on the 9th in the courtyards of maneuvers from Ferromex; he was hit by a train. A week later, in the municipality of Cosí, the hulk passed a migrant who fell.

In Tlaxcala, meanwhile, one death was recorded this year, that of Josué, 27 years old.

It happened on July 27, at the borders between Apizaco and Yauquemehcan. Josué was traveling with a relative named Kevin, 21, who tried to help him when Josué fell on the tracks, and the wheels of the track cut off both of his legs right there. Kevin called the police for help, but Josué bled to death.

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We gave them security measures, but they did not care

Omar, as we call him to protect his identity, is an employee of Group of Mexico transportation in the municipality of Torreón, Coahuila, spoke Millennium and recognized that they have never experienced a situation like the present, for increase in migrants Because in the past weeks up to fifteen hundred foreigners boarded the train to north of NATION towards Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua or Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

“They went up depending on the type of carriages that lead the way, which represent a great danger for them, one tells them about the situation and what is very sad is the whole family that will travel, including their children, put them at risk,” he acknowledged.

The worker explained that part of the Employees of Ferromex de Torreón are trying to convince migrants not to take the train because of the danger it represents.

“We give them instructions and safety measures so they can avoid problems above all else, but they don’t pay attention, they go under the carriages, sometimes they jump over the parts of the train connection, and finally when they work there. they risk being caught and breaking a branch, a clear example where when the train is moving, after launching the railway equipment there is a traction when the train is braked and that is the reason ” They finished. harming their body parts.”

Almost a week after that one came how about migrants in the region of Laguna, until this Tuesday about a thousand Venezuelans are still stranded in Ferromex, so the employee said that as long as they allow access to migrants from the south of our country, this situation is difficult to control.

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