Killed, 70 Injured As Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses

Killed, 70 Injured As Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses

Emergency personnel work to search for accident survivors after a raised subway track collapsed Monday night in Mexico City, Mexico. Thirteen people were killed and close to 70 people were injured, according to an early tally from government officials.

Video showed at least one broken train along with dozens of rescuers searching through the rubble of the collapsed overpass.

The collapse occurred on the newest of the Mexico City subway's lines, Line 12, which stretches far into the city's southside. 'We don't know if they're alive, ' she said.

Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum traveled to the scene of the accident and said on Twitter that "firefighters, public safety personnel are working".

A train vehicle was shown partially in the air following the derailment. (AP) The section passing over a road in southern Mexico City collapsed Monday night, dropping a subway train, trapping cars and causing at least 50 injuries, authorities said.

The metro's 12 line was built when Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was the mayor of Mexico City.

An overpass for a metro partially collapsed inn Mexico City, killing at least 15 people.

"What happened today with the Metro is a awful tragedy".

"Of course the causes should be investigated and those responsible should be identified", he wrote.

"Unfortunately there are dead and injured people. I reiterate I am at the disposal of authorities to help in whatever is necessary". In 2015, a train that did not stop on time crashed into another at the Oceania station, injuring 12 people.

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