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Overpass Subway in Mexico City collapses, killing 23 people

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Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 11:39 am CST.

Picture courtesy: Al Jazeera English

By Zoila Palma: On Monday, an overpass carrying a subway train in Mexico City collapsed leaving 23 people dead and dozens more injured, CNN reports.

The train was traveling on an elevated part of the city’s rapid transit system on the newest Line 12 when part of the overpass collapsed onto traffic below.

The incident occurred around 10:25 last night and firefighters and emergency personnel immediately responded to the scene.

The metro line 12 was opened in 2012 and Mexican officials say that an investigation into the accident will be launched.

“Our main task is to attend to the people who are in the hospitals, to attend to the relatives of the victims who unfortunately died in this incident,” said Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Reuters reported.

“The Public Prosecutor’s Office will carry out all the investigations, will make all the expert reports to find out what happened in this accident on line 12 of the subway,” she added.

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