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At least 15 dead and 70 injured after the Mexico City subway crash

2021-05-04T11:54:45.801Z

The accident happened on Line 12 in the southeast of the capital. Rescue work continues in the area.



05/04/2021 3:02 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 05/04/2021 3:02 AM

A section of the structure of Line 12 of the Mexico City metro that passed over a road

collapsed

during the night of this Monday, leaving at least

15 dead and 70 injured

, of which 34 were hospitalized.

The accident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the southeast of the capital, between the Olivos and Tezonco stations.

In the area, which was immediately filled with ambulances, rescuers and desperate people in search of their relatives, at least

one fully broken wagon

and dozens of rescue force personnel

could be observed

helping all the people out. they were in the place.

As explained by Claudia Sheinbaum, the head of the Government of Mexico City,

a beam broke just

as the train passed and a car was trapped under the rubble.

The structure was about five meters high above the avenue.

Rescue efforts

were temporarily halted

at midnight because the hanging wagon was "very weak" and a crane needed to arrive to secure it before work could continue.

Meanwhile, Sheinbaum indicated that there were still several people inside the wagon and warned that it

is unknown if they are alive. 

Part of the structure of the Mexico City metro collapsed.

Photo EFE.

On Line 12 of the #MetroCDMX a bridge has just collapsed.



The negligence that we live in our country is incredible, there are no words.



We really hope that all of you and your loved ones are doing well.

Take precautions and take good care of yourselves 🙏🏻💜pic.twitter.com / 6SsOLAWSPx

- • BTS MÉXICO AL • ARMY MÉXICO ⁷ (@BTSMexicoAL) May 4, 2021

Security forces from all levels of government, including the military, collaborated in the rescue operation while the city government set up a command center to inform family members.

"

What happened today in the Metro is a terrible tragedy,"

Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, former mayor of the city between 2006 and 2012, wrote on his official Twitter account.

Rescue forces work after the collapse of the Mexico City subway.

Photo Reuters.

Metro line 12 falls in Mexico City.


They report people trapped in the wagons that fell into the void.



pic.twitter.com/TSdvSrRiQv

- Janosik Garcia (@Janosikgarciaz) May 4, 2021

And he added: "My solidarity to the victims and their families. Of course, causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined. I reiterate myself at the full disposal of the authorities to contribute in whatever is necessary."

▶ VIDEO |

Claudia Sheinbaum, head of Mexico City, reported that she is heading to the accident area after a train crash on Line 12 of the #MetroCDMX https://t.co/jAJ3lutm6I pic.twitter.com/Ojw7H6UlQh

- Millennium (@Milenio) May 4, 2021

News in development.

With information from AP.

DB


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