World Mexico metro overpass collapses, killing 23 and injuring dozens
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.
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A section of a subway overpass of the Mexico City metro, sending two cars of a passenger train onto traffic on a busy street below. The accident killed at least 23 people while 70 others were injured, and some , according to officials.
The accident in southeast Mexico City, one of the deadliest for the city’s busy subway system, happened on the Golden Line or line 12 inaugurated in 2012.
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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 support beam gave way” just as the train passed over it, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said, adding that.
The subway system in Mexico City, second-largest in the Americas, transports over 4 million passengers daily. It runs underground through more central areas of the city of 9 million people and on elevated concrete structures on the outskirts.
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Metro overpass in Mexico City collapses, nearly two dozen dead
An elevated section of the metro in Mexico City collapsed late Monday. © Provided by Washington Examiner The metro car was sent plunging toward the busy street below around 10:25 p.m. At least 23 people died, and 70 more were injured, authorities said.THREE DEAD AND 27 RESCUED AFTER SUSPECTED SMUGGLING BOAT OVERTURNS OFF SAN DIEGO COAST“A support beam gave way,” as the train passed over it, said Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, according to the Associated Press. “There are unfortunately children among the dead.
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Photos at the scene of the Mexico City Metro overpass collapse and rescue efforts
At least 23 people died in an overpass collapse on the Mexico City Metro, which is among the busiest in the world.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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