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Accident in the Mexico City subway. This is what we know

2021-05-06T00:57:01.451Z

An elevated section of the Mexico City subway collapsed on Monday night. There are at least 24 dead and dozens injured. This is what we know. Minute by minute: accident in the Mexico City subway. This is what we know This is the moment when an elevated section of the subway collapsed in Mexico City Collapse of the elevated section of Line 12 of the Mexico City subway: images of the tragedy Chaos due to a fatal accident in the subway of Ciudad de Mexico: images of rescues among the wrecked wagons | CNN Radio Argentina, Latin America | CNN



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2 hours ago

Residents say there were already problems with the subway

Residents of the capital of Mexico assured CNN that there were already problems with the subway and that they had seen publications on social networks that denounced the failures.

Residents say Mexico's metro already had problems 1:35

3 hours ago

Survivor narrates collapse in the subway: "I was born again"

Enrique Bonilla, a survivor of the accident that occurred on line 12 of the Mexico City subway, told CNN about his dramatic experience in the middle of the incident that left more than 20 people dead.

Bonilla describes how he managed to get out through a window of the wagons and that when he got out and saw the crushed cars he felt that he was reborn.

4 hours ago

Subway tragedy: these are other fatal train accidents

The images of the tragedy in the Mexico City subway traveled the world: at least 24 people died after the collapse of a structure.

But this has not been the only subway accident that we have experienced throughout history.

In this video we tell you about other similar events.

Residents say Mexico's metro already had problems 1:35

5 hours ago

They locate a minor lifeless after collapse in the subway

By Alejandra Ramos

The Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection of Mexico City confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Giovanny Hernández Tapia, 12, is one of the victims left by the collapse of a section of the metro in the Mexican capital on Monday.

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6 hours ago

Engineer: Structures like the one that collapsed must last 50 years

Luis Rojas Nieto, president of the Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de México, explains that concrete structures like the one that collapsed on Line 12 of the Mexico City metro are designed to last approximately 50 years.

Engineer: Mexico's subway structure should last 50 years 1:12

7 hours ago

Man tells how he managed to save himself after the collapse

Enrique Bonilla, a survivor of the accident that occurred on line 12 of the Mexico City subway, told CNN about his dramatic experience in the middle of the incident that left more than 20 people dead.

Check out his testimony here.

7 hours ago

Three days of mourning in Mexico after the collapse

The collapse of a symbol: the subway in Mexico City 1:35

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, decreed three days of mourning after the collapse of a section of the overpass of the Mexico City metro.

The Mexican flag will remain at half mast during this period, as a symbol of national mourning.

"We send our condolences to the families of the victims of this accident and the position of the city government is supported by the federal government, about what proceeds in this unfortunate case," said AMLO in his morning press conference.

9 hours ago

They warn that there are still people crushed under the structures

Fernando Álvarez, a member of the Topos Tlatelolco AC Rescue Brigade, explained that it is very likely that under the rubble there are people crushed by the collapse of the subway structure and that getting them out "will take time."

Moles: People are crushed under the rubble of the subway 2:10

11 hours ago

Metro director refuses to resign after collapse

By Karol Suarez

The director of the Mexico City metro, Florencia Serranía, refused to resign after the collapse of a section of the overpass that killed at least 24 people.

At a press conference held on Tuesday with the local authorities, Serranía said: «I believe that I am going to collaborate with the Prosecutor's Office so that the cause of this structural failure is known, and I believe that is what we all want, that it reaches the bottom ", He said.

Serranía emphasized that he will work in the investigation of the disaster.

"I want to tell you that I am going to continue working and I am going to collaborate in whatever way I can to determine the cause of the structural damage that happened yesterday."

When the head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, was asked if Serranía should resign, the hierarch said that all public workers are subject to scrutiny by the population.

“All public servants are subject to review by the citizens, but it is also essential that expert reports be made and that there be the corresponding sanctions when there are sanctions that have to be done.

So that is why we are making available, and this is the instruction that the general director of the metro has, to make all that she has of information available to the general prosecutor's office and the company to be hired.

He added that "there will be an evaluation, an assessment of the responsibilities and the demarcation of responsibilities of each one."

11 hours ago

"I felt a very strong blow and the wagon collapsed," says survivor

See here some of

 the testimonies

 of the survivors of the accident in the metro of Line 12 in Mexico City.

12 hours ago

The world sends its condolences to Mexico after the collapse in the subway

(PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

From the United States to Argentina, this Tuesday the messages sent by different leaders and governments to Mexico multiplied after the collapse in the subway.

Below you can read some of them.

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The vice president of the United States wrote on Twitter a message addressed to the families of the victims and the injured.

“Last night a subway overpass collapsed in Mexico City.

The United States offers our condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased, and we wish the injured a speedy and full recovery, ”he wrote.

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«Canada is with the people of Mexico City and thinking of him this morning.

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic collapse of the overpass.

We also wish a speedy and full recovery to the injured, and we have them all in our thoughts, ”wrote Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter.

Argentina

The Argentine Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which they send their "deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the serious accident."

"We deeply regret the loss of life and the injuries that it caused and, in these moments of pain, we reiterate our accompaniment to the Mexican people, with whom we are united by deep historical ties, which we permanently reaffirm," the secretariat wrote.

Cuba

«Our deepest condolences to the Mexican people and government for the loss of human life and injuries in the Mexico City subway.

Let these be extended to relatives and close friends of the victims, "wrote the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on Twitter.

Spain

Arancha González Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, also sent a message of condolences through the networks: «All my solidarity with the deceased and affected by the tragedy of the #MexicoDF metro - a big hug from @EmbEspMex @ EmbaMexEsp @ SRE_mx

Panama

The Foreign Ministry of Panama also expressed "its condolences to the Government and people of Mexico, after the accident on line 12 of the Metro in Mexico City."

Venezuela

The Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, also reacted on Twitter to the news with the following message: «#Venezuela expresses its most sincere feelings and heartfelt condolences to the brother People and Government of #Mexico, after the unfortunate event of Line 12 of the metro Mexico City, which caused the death of at least 23 people and 79 injured.

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16 hours ago

They will deliver information to the Prosecutor's Office to clarify the case

(CLAUDIO CRUZ / AFP via Getty Images)

The general director of the Mexico City metro, Florencia Serranía, said that they will deliver to the Prosecutor's Office all the information they have on the metro to clarify the cause of the collapse

This Tuesday, at a press conference, Serranía said that they will be delivering to the Attorney General's Office all the information that the subway has in its possession "so that it can clarify the cause of this terrible incident."

16 hours ago

Increase the death toll to 24

(PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

Myriam Urzúa, the secretary of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, said this Tuesday at a press conference that the death toll after the collapse of the Mexico City subway this Monday night, increased to 24, 3 of them died in the hospital and 21 on the spot.

Urzúa also indicated that the authorities have only been able to identify 5 people who lost their lives and you are working to identify the rest of the victims.

The secretariat also added that at the moment there are 27 people who continue to be hospitalized.

18 hours ago

Mexico will seek an international company to investigate the accident

The Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that an international expert opinion company is being sought to determine the causes of the accident of the metro on Line 12.

This was announced:

International experts will investigate the 1:38 subway accident

19 hours ago

They remove one of the wagons that fell

They remove one of the cars that fell when a section of Line 12 of the Mexico City metro collapsed.

@ReyCNN has the details.

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- CNN in Spanish (@CNNEE) May 4, 2021

Authorities in Mexico City are removing the wagons that fell when a section of Metro Line 12 collapsed.

The work to recover the bodies was suspended.

20 hours ago

"He who owes nothing, fears nothing", says Ebrard

“He who acts with integrity should not fear anything.

Which owes nothing fears nothing.

But I am subject, as well as the one who promoted the line, I am subject to what the authorities determine, ”said the Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard, who was head of government during the construction of Metro Line 12, which collapsed this Monday leaving several dead and wounded.

“It is the most terrible accident we have ever had.

The first thing we must do is show solidarity with the families.

I share the outrage there is.

I put myself at the disposal of the authorities ”, assured Ebrard.

Ebrard on subway accident: I share the outrage 1:06

21 hours ago

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Destruction and death after an accident in the Mexico City subway

An elevated section of the Mexico City metro collapsed causing the fall of some cars with passengers inside.

Check out the stunning images here:

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An elevated section of the Mexico City subway collapsed this Monday night, causing the fall of some cars with passengers inside.

(Photo by Hector Vivas / Getty Images)

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The head of government of the country's capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that so far there have been 23 dead and 65 injured.

(Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

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Emergency services, the army and civil protection work there.

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The authorities have set up several hospitals and the search services are asking citizens to stay up to date while the victims are identified.

(Photo by Hector Vivas / Getty Images)

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The incident occurred on Line 12 of the subway, which runs from west to east in the southern area of ​​the country's capital.

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The line was inaugurated in 2012, and in 2014 a section had to be closed for maintenance.

(Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

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21 hours ago

AMLO sends condolences to relatives of victims

"We send our condolences to the families of the victims of this accident and the position of the city government is supported by the federal government, regarding what proceeds in this unfortunate case," said the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in his morning press conference.

21 hours ago

Authorities update the number of people affected by the collapse of the metro


The head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported that 79 people were hospitalized and there are 23 dead (two in hospitals).

The bodies of about four people are still on the train.

At this moment, maneuvers are being carried out to lower the train and rescue these bodies.

21 hours ago

This is how Line 12 of the metro was built

(PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

La Línea 12 del metro corre de poniente a oriente en la zona sur de la Ciudad de México. La línea fue inaugurada en 2012, y en 2014 un tramo tuvo que cerrar para realizar labores de mantenimiento.

Esta fue la obra de infraestructura más importante en la Ciudad de México durante la gestión de Marcelo Ebrard como jefe de gobierno. Ebrard, hoy secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, dijo vía Twitter que se deben investigar las causas de este evento y dijo que está a disposición de las autoridades.

El proyecto fue construido por las empresas ICA Grupo Carso -del magnate mexicano Carlos Slim- y Alstom.

Hace 21 horas

Caos por mortal accidente en el metro de Ciudad de México

These images from our affiliate ForoTV show the moments of chaos at the scene of the Mexico City subway accident.

A section of an overpass collapsed onto an avenue packed with cars and several wagons fell.

This video shows the first efforts of rescuers to help those affected.

Mexico City subway accident: images of chaos 2:04

21 hours ago

Collapse in the Mexico City subway

(Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)

On Monday night, a section of an overpass of the Mexico City subway collapsed on an avenue packed with cars and several wagons fell.

According to the head of government of the country's capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, there are at least 23 dead, including minors, and at least 65 injured, 7 of them seriously.

Las autoridades investigarán las causas que provocaron el colapso de la estructura.

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