In the late hours of Monday, a metro overpass carrying a subway train collapsed in Mexico City, sending a train plunging on the ground, at least 23 people have been killed, including children, and dozens of others have been injured, according to local government officials.
The Mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum said in a statement that at least 65 people have been hospitalized, seven of them being in serious condition.
The incident took place at 10:25, local time, while the train was traveling on the newest Line 12 (Golden Line) of the subway system near the Olivos Station in southeastern Mexico City, in an elevated part of the city’s rapid transit system.
Part of the overpass collapsed below onto traffic. Emergency workers went to the scene, where tilted train cars lay amid tangled wires, and a crane holding one car in the air.
“Firefighters, public safety personnel are working. Various hospitals are serving. We will give more information shortly,” Sheinbaum tweeted.
The Associated press said to Ms. Sheinbaum that a support beam on the overpass had collapsed as the train was going by, and she said that we can’t speculate about what happened at this moment, there has to be a deep investigation, and find whoever is responsible.