Mexico City metro overpass collapse kills 23 - UPDATED-1

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# 04 May 2021 14:18 (UTC +04:00)

At least 23 people have been killed and dozens injured after a metro overpass collapsed in Mexico City while a train was traveling on it, officials say, APA reports citing BBC.

Several train carriages plunged to the ground, crushing at least one car, which was on a busy road underneath.

Children are among the dead. Rescue workers and firefighters are still searching for survivors.

Dramatic footage has emerged showing the overpass collapsing at the Olivos station on the metro's Line 12.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said the cause of the accident was still being investigated, but it appeared a girder had given way on the overpass.

One person trapped in a car underneath the collapsed structure had been pulled out alive and taken to hospital, she said. At least 65 people were injured, and seven were in a serious condition.

Residents had reported cracks in the structure after a deadly 2017 earthquake, according to local media. Mexico's El Universal newspaper says transport authorities made repairs following the reports.

 

 

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A metro train bridge has collapsed in the Mexican capital, claiming the lives of at least 15 people and wounding up to 70, according to the local authorities, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The incident occurred on Tuesday on Line 12 of the metro, near the stations of Tezonco and Olivos in the southeastern part of the city. 

Videos and photos from the scene of the accident are circulating on social media, showing the scale of destruction:

 

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A metro train bridge has collapsed in the Mexican capital, claiming the lives of at least 13 people and wounding up to 70, according to the local authorities, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The incident occurred on Tuesday on Line 12 of the metro, near the stations of Tezonco and Olivos in the southeastern part of the city. 

​"So far, according to the preliminary numbers, there are 13 people who unfortunately lost their lives, and about 70 injured, who are being transferred to Brother Belisario Domínguez, ISSSTE, Magdalena de las Salinas, Gral. Balbuena and Xoco [hospitals]", a tweet from the emergency services said.

 

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