In the southeast of Mexico City, a metro bridge collapsed near the Olivos and Tesonco stations. As a result of the incident, at least 23 people were killed.
In Mexico City, a bridge collapsed under a passing subway train. Local residents said they had long feared the collapse, as cracks appeared on the bridge's pillars after the earthquake in 2017.
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum said at least 23 people were killed, 65 people were hospitalized, and more than 100 people were injured. Among the dead are minors.
Local residents reported that the train was quite crowded - many are still returning from work at this time.
Consequences of the metro bridge crash
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Scheinbaum said that after the collapse of the metro bridge, the structures of the entire 12th metro line will be checked.
Carrying out a rescue operation at the site of the collapse of the metro bridge was difficult due to the threat of falling several metro cars hovering above the ground. The operation is now complete. Doctors, law enforcement officers, soldiers of the National Guard, and the military are working on the site.
Injuries reported after metro train derailment following bridge collapse near Olivos Station in Mexico City pic.twitter.com/RNFXLEG3EZ— Factal News (@factal) May 4, 2021
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims. He called the incident a terrible tragedy and called for finding out the causes of the incident.