The accident occurred when a beam belonging to a bridge at the height was defeated. The wounded were transferred to different hospitals in the city.
At least 23 people died and 70 were injured Monday night when a train fell from the Mexico City subway. from a bridge that collapsed, authorities reported.
“Unfortunately there are 23 deceased, one of them in a hospital“The mayor of the Mexican capital, Claudia Sheinbaum, who had previously reported 20 deaths in this incident, told reporters on Tuesday.
Among the victims are minorsSheinbaum said earlier, who also reported “seven serious injuries.”
A total of 65 people receive care in hospitals and a few others had minor injuries and did not need medical attentionadded the mayor at the command post installed at the site of the tragedy, where part of the train could be seen hanging from the 12-meter-high bridge.
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Sheinbaum indicated that the accident occurred when a beam of the viaduct at Olivos station expired.
At the scene, a man was waiting for news of his brother, who he said was trapped in a wagon. “He came with his wife and they managed to get her out, but he stayed there crushed and the truth is that since we don’t know anything, they don’t give us reports (…). For them to take it out, who knows how long (it will take)? “He told AFP.
Given the weakening of the train, the work had to be suspended, but then it was resumed with the help of a crane.
Investigators from the Prosecutor’s Office came to identify the bodies and carry out expert reports aimed at establishing the causes of the accident. “The truth and justice will be reached“Sheinbaum guaranteed.
A person emerged alive from a car that was trapped under the rubble of the overpass, the mayor said.
The police, who came with rescue dogs, continually urged onlookers to retreat to avoid accidents due to falling debris.
“Suddenly I saw that the structure was shaking. It was not even a minute after the subway fell and a lot of dust began to rise,” an unidentified witness told the local television network Televisa.
“When the dust cleared we ran (…) to see if we could help. There was no screaming, I don’t know if they were in shock (…), some people managed to get in and took out about two people who were on top. The others were stacked, “he added.