The incident occurred on Metro Line 12, and the construction of this line is the subject of numerous complaints and violations.
After a night of despair for those looking for relatives, Mexico City I woke up on Tuesday, wondering what caused the subway overpass to give way, and the entire structure collapsed on a road in the southeast of the city, at least causing 23 people died and 77 were injured.
Mayor of capital Claudia SheinbaumIn the president’s morning press conference, he said that efforts to save lives Four bodies trapped On the train that broke when the structure collapsed, it did not clarify whether these deaths were counted among the 23 officially confirmed people.
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.
The president promised: “There will be absolutely no hidden dangers.” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
principal Marcelo EbrardO’Neill, who served as the mayor of the city from 2006 to 2012 and was responsible for the construction of the line, 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 They hear loud squeaksLike thunder, the beam of light was struck when the train passed by. A car was trapped underneath, with a couple inside. The structure is about five meters above the avenue.
This The reason for that light Still unknown. Hienbaum insisted: “We must find out the truth about the cause.” And asked not to cause speculation.
After 1:23 a.m. (1130 GMT) on Tuesday morning, the two cranes installed in front of the two wrecked trucks began to install chains and mooring equipment to lift them.
From National GuardHe, police, civil defense personnel and firefighters guard this place. The city government set up a command center to notify relatives who complained about the lack of information to find their relatives.
Since dawn, thousands of residents have crowded the streets of this popular area in the southeast of the city, looking for some transportation to get to work.The capital government almost 500 buses.
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 the people traveling in the subway could not find their relatives.
Many published Photos on social media Hoping to get some clues; others moved from one hospital to another, and various images from the local TV station showed them outside the clinic where they were hungry 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.
This Mexico City MetroSince taking office half a century ago, the United States has been one of the largest and busiest cities in the world with at least three serious accidents.