Monday, June 17, 2024

Tourists struck and killed by train while taking selfie

Two women taking a selfie on railway tracks died when they were struck by a train on Sunday in San Luis Potosí.

The two victims, aged 12 and 27, were visiting Real de Catorce from Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, with other members of their family.

While touring the old train station, known as Estación Catorce, they heard the train approaching and decided to step on the tracks to take a self-portrait with their cell phones.

But they under-estimated the train’s speed and despite repeated whistles from the locomotive were struck and killed instantly.

Source: El Universal (sp), Pulso (sp)

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