At least 15 people died and 70 were injured in the collapse of Line 12 of the Mexico City subway on Monday evening, local authorities confirmed.
According to the Mexican media “La Working Day”, the incident occurred around 10:30 pm (local time) on Tláhuac Avenue at the height of Olivos station when the overpass of the rails with the subway collapsed.
Rescue teams are on the ground working to provide care for those affected and rescue others trapped between the wagons, including the Mexican Government Civil Defense, the Department of Health and the Mexico City Government.
The 70 wounded, confirmed by the Mexico City Comprehensive Risk Management and Disaster Response Secretariat, will be transferred to Belisario Domínguez Special Hospital, Tláhuac General Hospital and Iztapalapa General Hospital.
Mexico City’s Prime Minister Claudia Sheinbaum reported the accident on her Twitter profile in a publication warning that she would move to the place.
“What happened was a trot at the time of a train crossing. All investigations are carried out until the causes are known,” Sheinbaum told the media already in place.
The Prime Minister of Mexico City has stated that the rescue has been suspended for the moment because the train is “very weak” and a crane is expected to continue.