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A migrant’s foot was ripped off after he tried to hop on a Mexican train headed toward the U.S. border, and fell under one of the train’s wheels.
A migrant from El Salvador was critically injured Friday when he tried to catch a free ride in the southern Mexican town of Chahuites, according to the Washington Examiner. Unfortunately for the man, he immediately fell down and was run over, losing his right foot.
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The migrant, who is reportedly around 40 years of age, was transported to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident.
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He is not the first to be injured by that type of train. “La Bestia,” Spanish for “The Beast,” is a nickname given to a network of Mexican freight trains that travel northward from the Mexico-Guatemala border. As the name suggest, numerous Central American migrants have been mutilated in accidents involving these trains.
The Migration Policy Institute in 2014 estimated that around 500,000 Central Americans boarded the “La Bestia” trains annually in their attempts to reach the U.S....
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