Mexico City, May 4
An overpass in Mexico City’s metro collapsed Monday night time, sending a prepare plunging downward onto a highway, trapping automobiles underneath rubble and killing not less than 13 folks, authorities mentioned.
Mexico City’s civil safety company tweeted that nearly 70 folks had been injured within the accident within the south of the capital and had been being taken to close by hospitals.
“A support beam gave way,” mentioned Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who had rushed to the scene of the accident, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m. native time.
Video confirmed not less than one damaged prepare together with dozens of rescuers looking out by the rubble of the collapsed overpass. Cars might be seen trapped beneath.
The accident occurred on the metro’s Line 12, the development of which has been tormented by complaints and accusations of irregularities.
“What has occurred on the metro in the present day is a horrible tragedy,” tweeted (*13*) international minister Marcelo Ebrard. (AP)