23 Dead, 70 Injured After Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapses Onto Road

At least 23 people have died after a subway bridge collapsed in Mexico City, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced.

Another 70 people were taken to hospital following the incident on Monday night, dpa news agency quoted Sheinbaum as saying to reporters.

Several carriages of a line 12 subway train plunged meters deep and collided with each other, videos circulating on social media showed. Initial findings showed part of the bridge gave way, Sheinbaum said.

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Footage also showed rescuers using a ladder to pull passengers out of train cars as they were hanging.

Rescuers work at a site where an overpass for a metro partially collapsed with train cars on it at Olivos station in Mexico City, Mexico May 3, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Cortes

Cars had been travelling underneath the collapsed section of the overpass at Olivos station on the south-eastern edge of the city.

Because of the train’s unstable position, rescue efforts had to be suspended, Sheinbaum added.

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