Overpass collapse kills 15 folks and injures 70 as metro carriages fall on street
Fifteen folks have been killed and 70 harm after an overpass carrying Mexico Metropolis metro practice automobiles collapsed on to a street on Monday evening.
A dramatic video printed on native channel Milenio TV reveals the overpass of the metro’s 12 line collapsing on prime of automobiles on to a street under.
Movies on TV and social media additionally confirmed emergency crews and firefighters combing by way of the wreckage searching for survivors.
Mexico Metropolis Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum mentioned 15 folks had been killed and a automobile was trapped underneath the rubble.
She mentioned on Twitter: “Unfortunately there are dead and injured people. I am on site supporting the installation of the command centre.”
Town’s Complete Threat Administration and Civil Safety Company had initially put the toll at 13 and 70 folks injured.
The metro’s 12 line was constructed when International Minister Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of Mexico Metropolis.
“What happened today with the Metro is a terrible tragedy. My solidarity with the victims and their families” he mentioned on Twitter.
“Of course, the causes must be investigated and responsibilities defined. I reiterate I am at the disposal of authorities to help in whatever is necessary.”
The Mexico Metropolis Metro system has a complete of 12 traces, formally often called the Sistema de Transporte Colectivo.
Line 12 was opened in 2012. On that Line, distributors are prohibited and passengers will need to have a card, not a paper ticket, to entry the station.
Your complete transit system for town, normally abbreviated to STC, is the second largest metro system in North America after the New York Metropolis Subway.