A Mexico City city train overpass collapsed onto a roadway on Monday night, eliminating a minimum of 23 individuals, consisting of kids, authorities stated. Dozens more were hurt.
Photos and video from the scene revealed train automobiles hanging from the fallen apart overpass and rescue workers browsing and carrying individuals far from the scene on stretchers.
“A support beam gave way,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum stated at the scene. She stated a beam collapsed simply as the train passed over it. The mishap happened on the city’s Line 12 around 10: 30 p.m. (11: 30 p.m. ET).
The mayor informed press reporters at the website that 65 individuals have actually been required to health centers, and 7 remain in a major condition.
Sheinbaum earlier stated that a person of the victims remained in a vehicle below the collapsed city overpass and he lives at a healthcare facility.
A crane is being utilized to hold up the train so rescue employees can continue to work, she stated. Of the dead, some are minors, she stated without defining a number.
Sheinbaum likewise required an examination into the event.
“If there’s a need for an external investigation, there will be one,” she included. “We will get to the truth and we will get justice.”
The city’s Line 12 was developed when now Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard was Mexico City’s mayor, Associated Press reported.
“What happened today in the metro is a terrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their families,” Ebrard tweeted.
“Of course we need to investigate cause and determine responsibility. I reiterate to all authorities my complete willingness to contribute to everything necessary,” he composed.
An area of the overpass appeared to totally collapse, and another part was partly collapsed at an angle, pictures and video revealed. Video from Telemundo revealed rescuers utilizing ladders to reach train automobiles that hung from the overpass at a down angle.
The Associated Press contributed.