Mexico City rail overpass collapses, killing 20 & injuring 70

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Published on 4 May 2021, 20:12
Twenty people were killed and 49 hurt when an overpass carrying Mexico City metro train cars partially collapsed on to a road on Monday night, authorities said.

A subway overpass collapsed on Monday night in Mexico City, sending the cars of a passenger train plunging to the ground and killing at least 23 people, including children, the city’s mayor said.At least 70 others were injured.

At about 10:25 p.m., a crash occurred on Line 12 of the subway system in southeast Mexico City, between the Olivos and Tezonco stations.

Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s mayor, said a support beam on the overpass had collapsed as the train went by, The Associated Press reported. “At this moment, we can’t speculate about what happened,” she said. “There has to be a deep investigation, and whoever is responsible has be held responsible.”

Photos and videos of the crash released by the government showed at least one orange-and-yellow subway car hanging from an overpass. An eight-second video that captured the collapse showed automobile traffic flowing on either side of the suspended bridge. Suddenly, it cracks and buckles in a burst of concrete and sparks, falling between the lanes of vehicles.

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