Mexico City metro overpass collapses, leaving at least 23 dead
CA, 04 May 2021
At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble.
Two train carriages precariously hung from the damaged overpass after the accident, and rescue efforts were suspended with authorities worried more train parts and debris could slam down onto the road. A crane was transported to stabilize the train carriages so rescuers could resume their search.
Authorities were working to identify the dead, which included children, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said. One person trapped in their car underneath the wreckage had been rescued alive and was taken to hospital. Seven of the people transported to hospital were in "grave condition" and undergoing surgery, she said.
Sheinbaum stated that it was too soon to say who was responsible for what happened, but that a full investigation will be carried out into the causes of the overpass collapse.
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