Train derails in Tala, Jalisco; one dead and three injured (VIDEO)


Tala, Jalisco (June 15, 2021).- The derailment of a train near the San Isidro Mazatepec delegation, in the municipality of Tala, knocked down a wall that caused three injuries and the death of a 68-year-old person who was asleep in one of the four affected houses, reported the Jalisco State Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit (UEPCBJ).

Around 6:00 am on Tuesday, June 15th, 12 of the 108 wagons that made up the train, which transported canola grain, and its two locomotives hit at least four homes, two of them were completely destroyed, in the town of Tala, which is located practically within the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara.

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According to Civil Protection, the elderly person died because the roof semi-collapsed on him.

Personnel from the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences were transferred to the place to extract the body trapped in the rubble of the house.

Similarly, different authorities went to the scene to initiate investigations and find out the causes of the derailment.

Source: La Jornada

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