World Mexico. A bridge collapses at the passage of the metro: the balance sheet, at least 23 dead and 70 wounded

12:40  04 may  2021
12:40  04 may  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Mexico: The anger of the inhabitants of Mexicoa after the collapse of the metro

 Mexico: The anger of the inhabitants of Mexicoa after the collapse of the metro © AFP - Claudio Cruz After the terrible metro accident that has made 24 dead and more than 70 wounded Tuesday in Mexico, the time is explanations and polemics. A terrible metro accident made 24 dead and more than 70 wounded Tuesday in Mexico. A bridge collapsed on an aerial section of the Capital Metro line 12, causing the wagons and passengers with him in a fall of 20 meters high. In the aftermath of this tragedy, the time is explanations and polemics.

L'accident s'est produit vers 22 h 20 (heure locale), près de la station Olivos dans l'est de Mexico. © Sáshenka Gutierrez / EPA / Maxppp The accident occurred around 22:20 (local time), near From the Olivos station in eastern Mexico City.

An aerial section of Mexico Metro (Mexico) collapsed in the night from Monday to Tuesday 4 May as a train circulated on it. Images broadcast by Mexican television and social networks are impressive. According to a new balance sheet, at least 23 people died and 70 others are injured.

At least 23 people died and 70 others were injured after the collapse of an bridge on which the Mexico metro line 12 circulated, the capital of Mexico . The disaster occurred in the night from Monday 3 to Tuesday, May 4, around 10:20 pm (6:20 am hour from Paris), near the Olivos station in the east of the city.

Relatives of Mexico metro crash victims demand justice

  Relatives of Mexico metro crash victims demand justice Demands for justice mounted Thursday as relatives buried the victims of Mexico City's metro disaster, accusing the authorities of negligence that cost the lives of 25 people. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has rejected accusations that his austerity drive was a factor in Monday's accident, when a section of elevated track collapsed, bringing a train crashing down. But at funerals in the capital, devastated families demanded an explanation for how the tragedy occurred and called for those at fault to be held to account."It wasn't our fault.

On our video below, we see the bridge collapse on a road below, while cars pass.

Another video shows emergency medical teams and firefighters at the scene of the accident inspiring wagons looking for survivors.

Continuúa El Rescate of Personas Atrapadas in El Accident of the Linea 12 LED #metro , CDMX. ️ pic.twitter.com/9vogrzr1zx

- Suuma Voluntarios (@suuma_cdmx) May 4, 2021

Curly perimeter and cranes in action

Dozens of firefighters and rescuers are activated to identify wounded and bodies of incarcerated passengers In a cluster of metal, rubble, cables and distorted rails. Others are working to keep the curious away because of the risk of collapse of other sections of the viaduct. The whole sector has been completed by the police and the army that has drawn up a security perimeter.

At least 20 dead as train left hanging after Mexico City overpass collapses

  At least 20 dead as train left hanging after Mexico City overpass collapses At least 20 people have died after an overpass in Mexico City collapsed, splitting a train in two and leaving it hanging precariously over the road. © Reuters Rescuers are searching for survivors at the site at Olivos station Forty-nine people have been taken to hospital after the accident, said the city's mayor - who also gave the updated death tollEmergency crews and firefighters have been searching through the train for survivors and at least one car has been buried by rubble.There were still people trapped inside the train but it was unclear if they were alive, said Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum.

Cranes are entered into action to lift the concrete and metal blocks, and thus release any survivors.

"Suddenly, I saw the structure that broke" , told a witness to the Televisa Mexican television channel. "Less than a minute later, everything fell and a cloud of dust formed. When dust has dissipated, I tried to see what I could do to help. The silence was terrible. Two people have been out of the rubble. The others are still buried ", he said in a voice taken by the emotion.

A car blocked under the rubble

The metro trace has literally broken in two in the fall of the concrete bridge. Whole sections of the structure littered the road below. The ambulance round has begun quickly to convey the most serious wounded to the sector hospitals, including several people in shocks that were nearby.

The Mayor of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum quickly returned to the scene of the accident. She confirmed at CNN that a car was trapped under the rubble of the viaduct. We do not know how many people were inside. In the night, the rescue operations had to be temporarily interrupted pending the arrival of the cranes, the subway being always suspended in the air. On these images broadcast on Twitter by a Mexican media, we see survivors evacuating the trace using scales.

Fears structural failure behind Mexico crash

  Fears structural failure behind Mexico crash Questions mount over the safety record of a Mexico City metro line after a deadly overpass collapse.President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said "nothing would be hidden" while the mayor said an external company would be involved in the inquiry.

ASÍ LOS CUERPOS OF EMERGENCIA @GOBCDMX Rescatan A Las Personas Heridas Tras La Caída del #metrocdmx https://t.co/ufh7aekb8v pic.twitter.com/q8cl70d6f5

- Periódico zócalo (@periodicozocalo) May 4, 2021

The former Mayor of Mexico questioned

on the scene of the accident but also on social networks, critics begin to emerge against Marcelo Ebrard, former Mayor of Mexico, who had inaugurated This metro line. "that he comes, that he comes here see what he left us. He is the manager ', thus screamed a woman in front of the cameras by bringing accusations of corruption against the one who is today Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

This is the second disaster that took place in the Mexican metro since the beginning of the year. In January, a fire had damaged network control facilities, killing and injured because of fumes. In March 2020, a collision between two oars of the same metro had made a death and 41 wounded.

The Mexico Metro was inaugurated in 1969. The capital is served by a network of twelve lines over some 200 km and 195 stations. According to official data, this metro convens about 4.5 million passengers a day.

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