At the least 20 useless after Mexico Metropolis metro overpass collapses

A Mexico Metropolis metro prepare overpass collapsed onto a street Monday evening, killing a minimum of 20 folks, together with kids, authorities stated. Dozens extra had been injured.

“A assist beam gave manner,” stated Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who rushed to the scene of the accident. 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).

Civil safety officers tweeted early Tuesday that 20 folks had died and 49 had been taken to hospitals for remedy. Earlier, officers reported 15 useless and greater than 30 folks hospitalized.

Sheinbaum stated at a information convention on the scene that of the victims there was one individual in his automobile 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 useless, some are minors, she stated with out specifying a quantity.

Images and video from the scene confirmed prepare automobiles hanging from the collapsed overpass and rescue personnel looking out and transporting folks away from the scene on stretchers.

The metro’s Line 12 was constructed when now Overseas Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard was Mexico Metropolis’s mayor.

“What occurred right this moment within the metro is a horrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their households,” Ebrard tweeted.

“In fact we have to examine trigger and decide accountability. I reiterate to all authorities my full willingness to contribute to every little thing mandatory,” he wrote.


A piece of the overpass appeared to fully collapse, and one other half was partially collapsed at an angle, photographs and video confirmed. Video from Telemundo confirmed rescuers utilizing ladders to achieve prepare automobiles that hung from the overpass at a downward angle.

Sheinbaum tweeted {that a} command heart was being established.

It is a growing story and can be up to date.

The Related Press contributed.


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