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Mexico City’s newest metro line.Mexico City Metro is one of the largest and busiest metro train networks in the world. In recent years, it has seen two major accidents. A collision in Tacubaya station last year left one person dead and 41 injured while another collision in 2015 at the Oceania station injured 12 people.
A support beam gave way,” Sheinbaum told reporters. The accident happened at 10:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. Tuesday GMT/UTC).
Rescue efforts were temporarily suspended until a crane was brought in. The partially hanging train was “very weak,” Sheinbaum said. People were still trapped inside, but it was not clear if they were alive.
A raised subway track has collapsed in Mexico City, killing at least 20 people injuring nearly hundred.
A rescue operation is currently underway to find survivors under the rubble after an overpass carrying Mexico City metro train cars partially collapsed onto a road, left as many as 70 people hurt, but a rescue operation is currently underway to find more survivors as at least one car is believed to be trapped under the rubble.
20 People Killed After Mexico City Train Overpass Collapses, Mayor Confirms.
Thirteen people dead, 70 injured after metro train passing the metro rail bridge collapses in Mexico City, authorities say.
Medics and emergency services, as well as Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum have already arrived at the scene.
An interesting comments on the tragedy, From moments ago, the collapse of the elevated #Linea12 #MetroCDMX railway that crashed the subway. Many are blaming current Foreign Affairs Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, who was Mayor of Mexico City when this line was built, with allegations of poor construction and money issues.
The city’s Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection Agency said that at least 20 people had died and 70 more were injured. Of the injured, 34 were taken to several nearby hospitals for treatment.
Authorities said that cars had also been trapped under the rubble. The elevated track was around five meters above the ground.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who had traveled to the scene, wrote on Twitter that “firefighters, public safety personnel are working. Various hospitals attending. We will give more information shortly.”
The accident occurred as the metro train was traveling between the stations of Olivos and Tezonco, in the south of the city, EFE reported.
The accident happened on the city’s Line 12, the construction of which, according to the Associated Press, has been the subject of numerous complaints and accusations of irregularities. It is the newest of the capital’s 12 metro lines, opening for the first time in 2012.
Mexico’s current Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of the capital when Line 12 was constructed. He responded to the news on Twitter.
“What happened today with the Metro is a terrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their families,” Ebrard said.
“Of course, the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined. I reiterate I am at the disposal of authorities to help in whatever is necessary,” he added.
Rescue operations had to be temporarily suspended due to the weakness of the precariously hanging train carriages.
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