Train kills six people sleeping on tracks

NORIAS, Texas (AP) — Six men believed to be illegal aliens from Mexico were killed by a freight train early Monday while sleeping on the tracks, possibly in the mistaken belief that they would be safe from snakes there.
The accident happened about 60 miles north of the Mexico border. The train was going about 45 mph.
Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said the freight railroad is working with the Border Patrol and Mexican authorities to discourage people from sleeping on tracks.