Not less than 23 persons are useless and 65 hospitalised after an overpass carrying Mexico Metropolis metro practice automobiles partially collapsed onto a highway, authorities have stated.
- Twenty-three individuals have died, together with some minors, says Mexico Metropolis’s Mayor
- Rescue efforts had been paused shortly because of the danger that extra metro automobiles may fall
- The Metro 12 line that runs over the collapsed overpass was constructed virtually a decade in the past
A video on native channel Milenio TV confirmed the construction plummeting onto a stream of automobiles close to Olivos station within the southeast of town round 10:30pm (native time), sending up clouds of mud and rubble.
Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated some minors had been included within the loss of life toll, however didn’t specify what number of.
Authorities stated rescue efforts for potential survivors had been paused shortly after the accident due to the danger that extra of the metro overpass and practice automobiles may fall onto the highway.
Ms Sheinbaum stated the rescue had been suspended “as a result of the practice could be very weak”.
A crane transported to the positioning was working to stabilise the practice carriages so rescuers may resume their search to see “if there are extra individuals contained in the practice automobile,” she stated.
Ms Sheinbaum stated an individual trapped of their automobile beneath the rubble had been rescued alive and was taken to hospital.
Seven of the individuals transported to hospital had been in a “grave situation” and present process surgical procedure, she stated.
Ms Sheinbaum stated it appeared a girder had given means on the overpass however the trigger was being investigated.
The Metro 12 line that runs over the collapsed overpass was constructed virtually a decade in the past when International Minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of Mexico Metropolis.
“What occurred at the moment with the Metro is a horrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their households,” Mr Ebrard stated on Twitter.
“After all, the causes should be investigated and obligations outlined. I reiterate I’m on the disposal of authorities to assist in no matter is important.”
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