Mexico City subway accident killed at least 20 people
According to local officials, at least 23 people were killed in Mexico City after the overhead railway line collapsed on Monday night.
After the overpass collapsed at around 10:22 p.m. local time, the subway train traveling along Line 12 fell to the ground.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said at a press conference that at least 70 people have been taken to the hospital, and 7 of them are undergoing surgery. According to a report by the Mexican news agency Telediario.
“Unfortunately, there are children among the dead,” Sheinbaum said. According to the Associated Press.
Picture Fragments of the incident shared on social media showed the moment the overpass collapsed and two vehicles were sent down to the vehicles on both sides.
The mayor said that a survivor trapped in a vehicle under the debris was rescued.
So far, officials have identified two of the victims.
Sheinbaum advises members of the public to believe that as people continue to work hard to find victims, their loved ones may be involved.
The mayor said: “We provide support to all families who have lost their families and everyone who lost their families in the hospital. We will help them and provide them with all the support they want.”
According to the Associated Press, the subway system in Mexico City is one of the largest in the world and the second busiest in North America.
Line 12 (also known as the Golden Line) is the most recently opened route, running through the city from southwest to southeast.
Part of the production line was temporarily closed in 2014 due to the following reasons Reported Infrastructure issues that pose a threat to passenger safety.
After 2017, it is necessary to further partially close 7.1 level The earthquake caused visible structural damage.
The mayor delivered a speech after the crash on Monday, assuring the public that a thorough government investigation will be conducted into what happened, including the assistance of international experts.