Mexico City Overpass Collapse Kills Over 20
A deadly subway disaster in Mexico City has claimed at least twenty lives and injured some seventy people.
A deadly subway disaster in Mexico City has claimed at least twenty lives and injured some seventy people. The incident happened when an overpass carrying a subway train collapsed late last night in Mexico City at 10:25 p.m. local time. The train was traveling on an elevated part of the city’s rapid transit system on the newest line known as the “Golden Line”. Firefighters and public safety personnel rushed to the scene but rescue efforts were temporarily suspended during the night due to concerns over the stability of the subway car that was dangling over the road. A crane is being used to hold up the train so rescue workers can continue to work. Earlier today Mexico City Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum said one survivor was trapped in a vehicle beneath the rubble, but has since been freed and there are no other people trapped. The public prosecutor’s office will carry out an investigation into the incident. This specific metro line has been open since 2012. Seven people have been reported to be in serious condition.