A Mexico Metropolis metro prepare overpass collapsed onto a highway on Monday evening, killing at the very least 23 folks, together with kids, authorities stated. Dozens extra have been injured.
Images and video from the scene confirmed prepare automobiles hanging from the crumbled overpass and rescue personnel looking out and transporting folks away from the scene on stretchers.
“A help beam gave means,” Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated on the scene. She stated a beam collapsed simply because the prepare handed over it. The accident occurred on the metro’s Line 12 round 10:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. ET).
The mayor advised reporters on the web site that 65 folks have been taken to hospitals, and seven are in a critical situation.
Sheinbaum earlier stated that one of many victims was in a automotive beneath the collapsed metro overpass and he’s alive at a hospital.
A crane is getting used to carry up the prepare so rescue employees can proceed to work, she stated. Of the lifeless, some are minors, she stated with out specifying a quantity.
Sheinbaum additionally known as for an investigation into the incident.
“If there is a want for an exterior investigation, there might be one,” she added. “We are going to get to the reality and we’ll get justice.”
The metro’s Line 12 was constructed when now Overseas Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard was Mexico Metropolis’s mayor, Related Press reported.
“What occurred in the present day within the metro is a horrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their households,” Ebrard tweeted.
“After all we have to examine trigger and decide duty. I reiterate to all authorities my full willingness to contribute to the whole lot essential,” he wrote.
A bit of the overpass appeared to fully collapse, and one other half was partially collapsed at an angle, images and video confirmed. Video from Telemundo confirmed rescuers utilizing ladders to succeed in prepare automobiles that hung from the overpass at a downward angle.
The Related Press contributed.