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World Photos at the scene of the Mexico City Metro overpass collapse and rescue efforts

17:55  04 may  2021
17:55  04 may  2021 Source:   latimes.com

Families mourn victims of Mexico City subway collapse

  Families mourn victims of Mexico City subway collapse MEXICO CITY (AP) — José Luis Hernández Martínez crossed Mexico City every day on subway Line 12 between his home on the city’s south side and the body shop where he worked repairing mangled cars. The 61-year-old’s train had emerged from beneath the city and was jostling along the elevated portion far from downtown late Monday night when two of its bright orange cars suddenly fell into a void. Hernández Martínez was killed instantly, his son Luis Adrian Hernández Juarez said, one of 24 people who died in one of the world’s largest subway system’s worst accidents. More than 70 others were injured.

An elevated section of the Mexico City Metro collapsed and sent the train plunging toward a busy boulevard late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, city officials said.

a large body of water with a city in the background: An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of Metro track in Mexico City, carrying train cars with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images) © Provided by The LA Times An aerial view of the scene after an elevated section of Metro track in Mexico City, carrying train cars with passengers, collapsed onto a busy road. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Rescue workers were still removing bodies from the scene hours after the collapse, but those efforts were suspended early Tuesday because of safety concerns for those working near the precariously dangling car.

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  'No one is going to give me my father back': Families mourn, voice anger after deadly Mexico City metro line crash The overpass collapsed late Monday, sending subway cars plunging from Mexico City's newest subway line toward a busy boulevard.The overpass collapsed late Monday, sending subway cars plunging from the city's newest subway line toward a busy boulevard. Rescuers brought in a crane to stabilize the wreckage so they could safely continue the operation.

a group of people standing around a motorcycle: The injured are carried by stretcher after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images) © (Hector Vivas / Getty Images) The injured are carried by stretcher after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images) Emergency personnel search for accident survivors after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images) © (Hector Vivas / Getty Images) Emergency personnel search for accident survivors after a raised subway track collapsed in Mexico City. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images) Rescue workers remove a body from a train carriage after an elevated Metro line collapsed in Mexico City. (Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty Images) © (Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty Images) Rescue workers remove a body from a train carriage after an elevated Metro line collapsed in Mexico City. (Pedro Pardo / AFP / Getty Images) Emergency workers carry an injured person on a stretcher away from the Mexico City Metro overpass collapse scene. (AFP via Getty Images) © (Pedro Pardo / AFP/Getty Images) Emergency workers carry an injured person on a stretcher away from the Mexico City Metro overpass collapse scene. (AFP via Getty Images) a crane next to a bridge: An aerial view of subway cars dangle at an angle from a collapsed elevated section of the Metro line in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Fernando Llano/Associated Press) © (Fernando Llano/Associated Press) An aerial view of subway cars dangle at an angle from a collapsed elevated section of the Metro line in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Fernando Llano/Associated Press) a group of people in a large city: An aerial view of subway cars from a collapsed elevated section of the Metro line in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Fernando Llano/Associated Press) © (Fernando Llano/Associated Press) An aerial view of subway cars from a collapsed elevated section of the Metro line in Mexico City on Tuesday. (Fernando Llano/Associated Press)

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