2021-05-04

At least 13 dead in Mexico City subway derailment

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China News Service, Houston, May 4th. A concrete viaduct in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, partially collapsed on the evening of the 3rd, causing a subway train to derail. Officials in Mexico City said the accident resulted in at least 13 deaths and approximately 70 injuries.

According to Mexican media La Jornada, at 10:30 p.m. local time on the 3rd, the viaduct at Olivos Station on Metro Line 12 in the southeast of Mexico City collapsed.

At least 13 dead in Mexico City subway derailment

On May 3, local time, a section of the elevated railway in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, suddenly collapsed, causing a subway train to derail. The picture shows rescuers taking the ladder into the carriage.

The news footage of the Mexican television station Milenio showed that at least two subway cars were suspended on the collapsed bridge and the cars under the overpass were smashed. According to the media, hundreds of medical rescuers and firefighters are clearing the scene of the accident and looking for survivors.

Miliam Urzu, head of the Mexico City Civil Defense Department, said that at least 13 people were killed and about 70 were injured in the accident.

Claudia Hinbaum, the mayor of Mexico City, said on social media Twitter that at least one car was trapped under the collapsed bridge. She said the accident was caused by a broken beam.

At least 13 dead in Mexico City subway derailment(1)

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p > On May 3, local time, a section of the elevated railway in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, suddenly collapsed, causing a subway train to derail. The picture shows the scene of the accident.

The Mexico City subway system issued a message to warn residents to avoid the area where the incident occurred.

According to the American media “New York Times”, the average daily passenger flow of Mexico City’s subway system exceeds 4 million. This is the second largest subway system in the Americas, second only to New York City.

The media said that in March 2020, two subway trains collided in Mexico City, causing one death and at least 41 injuries. Mayor Claudia Hinbaum said at the time that the cause of the accident was that one subway was accidentally reversed and crashed into another subway. (End)