The Mexico City Metro is one of the largest and busiest in the world. Since taking office half a century ago, there have been at least three serious accidents.
In the desperate night of those who are looking for themselves relatives, This Mexico City Woke up on Tuesday, wondering what caused it subway Collapsed, the entire structure collapsed on an avenue in the southeast of the city, at least causing 23 people died and 77 were injured.
The mayor of the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, said at the president’s morning press conference that the rescue of the four victims who are still working continues, but did not clarify whether they have been removed. 23 deaths were counted. .
The incident happened on Metro Line 12 Its structure is the subject of numerous complaints and violations. This is why the head of government announced that, in addition to the investigation of the prosecutor’s office, it will also issue an expert opinion with an external company, “so that we can understand the whole truth” and “everything that must be known” knows.
He only expects daily inspections on that line, while the rest of the city’s subway stations are safe transportation.
Prime Minister Marcelo Ebrard (Marcelo Ebrard) served as the mayor of the city from 2006 to 2012 and was responsible for the construction of the line. He also requested a thorough investigation and announced that he would cooperate with him. He said: “I obey the authorities.” “You are responsible for all decisions.
The accident happened at around 10:30pm on Monday (0330 GMT).Witnesses in the area said that when a beam of light was hit, they heard a loud noise like thunder train. A car was trapped underneath, with a couple inside. The structure is about five meters above the avenue.
The reason why the beam gave way is still unknown, but according to local media reports, several citizens have warned of cracks in the structure following a strong earthquake. Mexico City In September 2017.
In the morning, the two cranes installed in front of the two wrecked trucks began to install chains and mooring equipment to hoist them. At about 9 o’clock (1400 GMT GMT), the first crane was almost in the air, with collapsed Danger.
Over time, as the authorities tried to identify the victims, the sense of despair increased.The authorities released a list of some injured people and transferred them to the hospital, but apparently several relatives of people traveling in the area subway They could not find relatives.
Many photos posted on social media hope to get clues; others move from one hospital to another, and various images from local TV stations show them outside the clinic where they are eager for information.
Sheinbaum said there was a telephone line to provide information, but some affected people assured the media that it had collapsed due to high demand.
Hundreds of National Guards, police, civil defense personnel, and firefighters provide protection for this place, and since dawn, thousands of residents have crowded the streets of this popular area in the southeast of the city in search of transportation for a living tool.The capital government almost 500 buses.
This Mexico City Metro It is one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, and since taking office half a century ago, there have been at least three serious accidents.
Last March, two trains collided at the station Tacubaya One passenger was killed and 41 people were injured.
In 2015, a train that failed to stop on time collided with another train at Oceania Station and injured 12 people. The authorities called this an accident after two human errors.