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Mexico Metropolis railway bridge collapses, killing at the very least 20 folks

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Not less than 20 folks died and 70 have been injured when an elevated part of the Mexico Metropolis metro collapsed on to a street under, leaving the prepare cut up in two and hanging precariously.

The accident, which occurred late on Monday, got here after reviews {that a} automobile had crashed right into a pillar supporting the rail bridge. Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, addressing reporters on the scene in a tough hat, mentioned a assist beam had given means.

Videos shared on social media captured the second when the road collapsed, crashing on to a busy street under. Sheinbaum mentioned at the very least one automobile was trapped below the prepare.

Rescue employees have been on the scene, looking for survivors or trapped passengers. Forty-nine folks have been taken to hospital.

The accident occurred on Line 12, the most recent metro line, within the south of the capital. The road was constructed when Marcelo Ebrard, now the overseas minister and regarded a number one contender to succeed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was mayor of the town.

On Twitter, Ebrard promised his full help within the investigation of the “horrible tragedy”.

Line 12 was partially closed in 2014-15 to restore what the authorities described on the time as structural faults. 4 stations have been additionally shut after a significant earthquake struck the capital in 2017.

One survivor advised Foro TV that he felt the prepare “brake instantly and we have been all pulled within the different course. My cellphone flew out of my hand . . . I noticed individuals who had fainted and have been unconscious.”