Mexico City metro overpass collapses onto road; 50 injured

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | posted Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

An overpass in Mexico City’s metro collapsed Monday night, sending a train downward, trapping cars under rubble and injuring at least 50 people, authorities said.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. local time on the metro’s Line 12, the construction of which has been plagued by complaints and accusations of irregularities.

Photos and video from the scene show people climbing ladders to help those trapped inside out of the train through windows.

Alfonso Suarez del Real, secretary of Mexico City’s government, told Milenio Television that the injured were being taken to hospitals.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum rushed to the area where at least one broken train could be seen along with dozens of rescuers searching through wreckage.

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