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January 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A bus was struck by a train at a railroad crossing in Leon, Mexico, and at least 33 people on the bus were killed, officials said. Jose Luis Quintero, a local Red Cross official, said 59 were aboard the bus, which has a capacity of only 45. He said the driver of the overloaded bus, who was killed, was racing the train to the crossing when hit. "The collision drove the bus some 80 to 100 yards down the track," Quintero said. "The passengers were tangled in the wreckage."
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May 29, 2001 | Reuters
Fed up with accidents between freight trains and motor vehicles, authorities in Mexico's northern state of Nuevo Leon over the weekend suspended some railroad service between Mexico City and Monterrey, the country's No. 2 industrial center. Nuevo Leon Gov. Fernando Canales ordered a halt to the passage of trains on the line operated by rail company Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana because of a spate of accidents in recent months.
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January 22, 1988
At least 10 people were killed, including one American, and 15 were injured when a train carrying 500 passengers derailed in northwestern Mexico, officials said. The accident occurred just before dawn as the train was pulling out of Estacion Sufragio, a small station north of the city of Culiacan, 660 miles northwest of Mexico City, a spokesman for the Mexican National Railroad said. He said a Pullman sleeper car lifted off the rails, taking the other cars with it.
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March 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A passenger train and a freight train collided head-on in western Mexico, injuring at least 65 people, the official Notimex news agency said. Eight of the injuries were considered grave, said Notimex, which quoted local authorities. No deaths were reported. The morning accident occurred near Zacoalco, in Jalisco state about 35 miles southwest of Guadalajara amid confusion about which railway route each train was to take, said Notimex.
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March 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A passenger train and a freight train collided head-on in western Mexico, injuring at least 65 people, the official Notimex news agency said. Eight of the injuries were considered grave, said Notimex, which quoted local authorities. No deaths were reported. The morning accident occurred near Zacoalco, in Jalisco state about 35 miles southwest of Guadalajara amid confusion about which railway route each train was to take, said Notimex.
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August 10, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
At least 85 people died and more than 100 were injured before dawn Wednesday when a crowded passenger train ran off a bridge during a torrential downpour and two cars plunged 30 feet into a river in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Manuel Meraz Morena, a radio operator for the municipal police department in Guasave, Sinaloa, said there were 85 dead and 108 injured among the passengers of the second-class train that was traveling the Pacific coast route from Mazatlan to Mexicali.
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May 13, 1994 | Associated Press
Five crewmen were killed and seven injured when two freight trains collided head-on before dawn Thursday about 140 miles northeast of Mexico City, a Red Cross spokesman said.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2001 | Reuters
Fed up with accidents between freight trains and motor vehicles, authorities in Mexico's northern state of Nuevo Leon over the weekend suspended some railroad service between Mexico City and Monterrey, the country's No. 2 industrial center. Nuevo Leon Gov. Fernando Canales ordered a halt to the passage of trains on the line operated by rail company Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana because of a spate of accidents in recent months.
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November 22, 1991 | Reuters
Justice officials Thursday ordered the arrest of five Mexican railway crew members said to have abandoned their freight train, leaving it to jump the tracks and carve a path of destruction that killed at least 32 people. "So far, it has been established that the drivers are on the run and all their likely hiding places have been searched.
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January 17, 1988 | From Reuters
At least 22 people were killed and 32 were injured when a train collided with a bus loaded with tobacco workers in northwestern Mexico on Friday, the official news agency Notimex reported Saturday.
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June 2, 1996 | Reuters
Thirty-three people died and 13 were injured, most of them seriously, when a passenger train slammed into a crowded bus carrying mostly university students in western Mexico, officials said Saturday. The train collided with the bus at a train crossing on Friday night on the outskirts of Mazatlan, a Pacific coastal city about 530 miles northwest of Mexico City, officials said. A 4-year-old boy was the only bus passenger not injured in the accident, a Mazatlan state official said.
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May 13, 1994 | Associated Press
Five crewmen were killed and seven injured when two freight trains collided head-on before dawn Thursday about 140 miles northeast of Mexico City, a Red Cross spokesman said.
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November 22, 1991 | Reuters
Justice officials Thursday ordered the arrest of five Mexican railway crew members said to have abandoned their freight train, leaving it to jump the tracks and carve a path of destruction that killed at least 32 people. "So far, it has been established that the drivers are on the run and all their likely hiding places have been searched.
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November 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A runaway freight train derailed and hurtled onto a busy highway outside the town of Tehuacan on Tuesday, crushing buses and cars and killing at least 50 people, officials said. Dozens of others, many of them children, were taken to hospitals with broken bones and other injuries, said Red Cross spokesman Miguel Angel Gonzalez. Police said the crew of the 12-car train had discovered it had no brakes and jumped clear several miles before the accident, Reuters news agency reported.
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January 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A bus was struck by a train at a railroad crossing in Leon, Mexico, and at least 33 people on the bus were killed, officials said. Jose Luis Quintero, a local Red Cross official, said 59 were aboard the bus, which has a capacity of only 45. He said the driver of the overloaded bus, who was killed, was racing the train to the crossing when hit. "The collision drove the bus some 80 to 100 yards down the track," Quintero said. "The passengers were tangled in the wreckage."
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October 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A passenger train crashed into two parked locomotives in western Mexico, killing one person and injuring about 100 people, officials said. A doctor confirmed the death of the train's engineer and said its fireman was seriously injured. The train, which crashed near the small town of Aguacatlan in the western state of Nayarit, was on its way from the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan to Guadalajara. Local news reports said the accident may have been caused by faulty rail switching.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A passenger train crashed into two parked locomotives in western Mexico, killing one person and injuring about 100 people, officials said. A doctor confirmed the death of the train's engineer and said its fireman was seriously injured. The train, which crashed near the small town of Aguacatlan in the western state of Nayarit, was on its way from the Pacific beach resort of Mazatlan to Guadalajara. Local news reports said the accident may have been caused by faulty rail switching.
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November 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A runaway freight train derailed and hurtled onto a busy highway outside the town of Tehuacan on Tuesday, crushing buses and cars and killing at least 50 people, officials said. Dozens of others, many of them children, were taken to hospitals with broken bones and other injuries, said Red Cross spokesman Miguel Angel Gonzalez. Police said the crew of the 12-car train had discovered it had no brakes and jumped clear several miles before the accident, Reuters news agency reported.
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August 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rescue teams searching along the San Rafael River on Thursday found bodies as far as 14 miles downstream from the site of a rail disaster that killed at least 112 people, the government news agency said. The number of injured reached 205, the Notimex agency quoted state security coordinator Jose Carlos Saracho as saying, but hospital officials said most victims were treated for minor injuries and released.
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August 10, 1989 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
At least 85 people died and more than 100 were injured before dawn Wednesday when a crowded passenger train ran off a bridge during a torrential downpour and two cars plunged 30 feet into a river in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. Manuel Meraz Morena, a radio operator for the municipal police department in Guasave, Sinaloa, said there were 85 dead and 108 injured among the passengers of the second-class train that was traveling the Pacific coast route from Mazatlan to Mexicali.
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