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World Mexico City Train Crash Updates as Bridge Collapse Threatens Rescue Efforts

12:08  04 may  2021
12:08  04 may  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health system

  India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health system NEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwhelms health care systems on the brink of collapse. The health ministry reported a single-day record 3,293 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing India's total fatalities to 201,187, as the world's second most populous country endures its darkest chapter of the pandemic yet. The country also reported 362,757 new infections, a new global record, which raised the overall total past 17.9 million.

At least 15 people have died and 70 injured after an overpass in Mexico City partially collapsed onto the road on Monday night. The incident saw Line 12 of the Mexico City Metro plunge onto the cars below the overpass, which stood around five meters (around 16 feet) above the road.

a group of people performing on stage in front of a building: Rescue workers at the scene of the Mexico City Metro train accident in Mexico City on May 3. © Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images Rescue workers at the scene of the Mexico City Metro train accident in Mexico City on May 3.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that "a support beam gave way," explaining it collapsed just as the train passed over it.

Rescue efforts were briefly stalled at midnight as the partially hanging train was reported to be "very weak," according to Sheinbaum, and there were fears it could slip further into the road.

Authorities said at least one car was reported to be trapped under the rubble. People were still trapped inside the train, though "we don't know if they are alive," the mayor added.

Emergency medical crews and firefighters were reported to be at the scene in search of survivors.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.

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