An overpass in Mexico Metropolis”s metro collapsed on Monday night time, killing at the very least 20 individuals and injuring about 70, metropolis authorities stated.
Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated 49 of the injured had been hospitalised, and that seven had been in severe situation and present process surgical procedure.
“There are sadly youngsters among the many lifeless,” Sheinbaum stated, with out specifying what number of.
The mayor stated a motorist had been pulled alive from a automotive that was trapped on the roadway beneath.
A crane was working to carry up one subway automotive left dangling on the collapsed part in order that emergency staff might enter to examine the automotive to see if anybody was nonetheless trapped.
Dozens of rescuers continued looking out via the wreckage from the collapsed, preformed concrete construction.
The overpass was about 5 metres above the street within the southside borough of Tlahuac, however the prepare ran above a concrete median strip, which apparently lessened the casualties amongst motorists on the roadway beneath.
Rescue efforts had been briefly interrupted at midnight as a result of the partially dangling prepare was “very weak.”
“We do not know if they’re alive,” Sheinbaum stated of the individuals probably trapped contained in the subway automotive.
Tons of of cops and firefighters cordoned off the scene as determined buddies and family of individuals believed to be on the trains gathered exterior the safety perimeter.
The accident occurred on the metro’s Line 12, the development of which has been stricken by complaints and accusations of irregularities.
The Mexico Metropolis Metro, one of many largest and busiest on this planet, has had at the very least two severe accidents since its inauguration half a century in the past.
In March of final 12 months, a collision between two trains on the Tacubaya station left one passenger lifeless, injuring 41 individuals. In 2015, a prepare that didn’t cease on time crashed into one other on the Oceania station, injuring 12 individuals.